The $2.2 billion Ivanpah solar power plant can now generate electricity. But was it worth the money?
Astrobiologists are overwhelmed by the huge volume of images from other planets. Now they have help in the form of a system that automatically identifies objects of interest in geological images
On a closed track against a powerful head/tailwind, what racing strategy should a cyclist adopt? One engineer has derived a simple rule-of-thumb that gives the answer
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server
Google’s one-gigabit service made a big statement, but what’s still far from clear is who actually uses it, and for what.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Tesla files patents on metal air batteries, but probably won’t use the technology for some time.
Because they won’t promote technological development, proposed carbon regs will have little impact.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
Theorists have discovered a new optical force that is analogous to the thrust that keeps aircraft aloft and causes tennis balls to swerve.