Startup company MC10 is commercializing stretchable silicon for smart surgical tools and wearable sensors. One of its first products will be a surgical tool that can quickly map and treat electrical problems in the heart.
Technology Review IT editor Erica Naone visits a Stop & Shop in Braintree, Massachusetts, to test Modiv Media’s new iPhone app. This lets consumers shop using a smart phone and serves up personalized offers when they do.
Today’s electric cars and wind turbines rely on a few elements that are mined almost entirely in China. Demand for these materials may soon exceed supply. Will this be China’s next great economic advantage?