A new way to analyze human reaction times shows that the brain processes data no faster than 60 bits per second.
An experiment shows how “deceptive” behavior can emerge from simple rules.
A weekly roundup of the best and most important energy reading from around the Web, compiled by MIT Technology Review energy editor Richard Martin.
A mechanical engineer has decided to stand up for bras that stay up using space-age materials science.
Microexpressions reveal your deepest emotions, even when you are trying to hide them. Now a machine vision algorithm has learned to spot them, with wide-ranging applications from law enforcement to psychological analysis.
A new kit called Amino promises home-brew bioengineering for less than the price of a MacBook.
A roundup of the best stories on computing from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief.
Physicists have discovered a material that superconducts at a temperature significantly warmer than the coldest ever measured on Earth. That should herald a new era of superconductivity research.
Three year-old MIT institute focuses on innovation for the developing world.
What the nervous system of the roundworm tells us about freezing brains and reanimating human minds.