Electrodialysis has the potential to desalinate seawater quickly and cheaply but does not remove other contaminants such as dirt and bacteria. Now chemical engineers have worked out how to do that too.
Big Data is revolutionizing 21st-century business without anybody knowing what it actually means. Now computer scientists have come up with a definition they hope everyone can agree on.
Our cosmos was “bruised” in collisions with other universes. Now astronomers have found the first evidence of these impacts in the cosmic microwave background.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Making computers faster means relying on the central processing unit (CPU) less than ever before.
Unlike conventional semiconductors, graphene cannot be switched off, a problem that threatens to scupper its use in future generations of transistors. Now physicists think they’ve found a solution.
Google’s one-gigabit service made a big statement, but what’s still far from clear is who actually uses it, and for what.
Physicists have come up with a way to process information faster than the speed of light. But what could they do with such a hypercomputer?
Evolutionary biologists have long thought that lying ought to destroy societies. Now computational anthropologists have shown that nothing could be further from the truth.
An Apple engineer discloses how the company’s premier recommendation engine parses millions of iTunes libraries.