A California company may have figured out how to use genetic engineering to make extremely versatile fibers the way spiders can.
Many schools aren’t teaching typing anymore because they figure students already are proficient at using keyboards. That’s a wasted opportunity.
Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel argues that conscious machines would deserve special moral consideration akin to our own children.
A new way to access Facebook securely and anonymously via the “dark Web” could provide a model for other sites.
A survey finds that consumers are not eager to give health information to Google, Apple, or Microsoft, but Facebook fared worst of all.
A weekly roundup of the best and most important reads on the Web, compiled by MIT Technology Review energy editor Richard Martin.
Mapillary is stitching together user-submitted photos to create an ever-changing 3-D map of the planet.
Researchers have figured out how to use a 3-D printer to make plastic hair of varying thicknesses for things like toys and brushes.
Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs?