In Space, Pee Is for Power
Could urine be turned into electricity on space stations?
—Colby Wheeler, manager of information technology
Can Facebook Innovate? A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook’s CEO on how he’s trying to split Facebook into a suite of multiple, more specialized apps—some of which are more private.
—Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT
Banksy’s Latest Works Tackle Technology, Surveillance and Our Crumbling Humanity
Banksy goes digital, kind of.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
Bitcoin Creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Unmasked—Again?
Is Nick Szabo Satoshi Nakamoto? WSJ cites evidence.
—Antonio Regalado, senior editor, business
Google Unveils Project Ara, a ‘Modular’ Smartphone
“You may want a blood-sugar monitor and a cigarette lighter on your phone. Why should you not have that.”
The U.S. Government Wants 6,000 New ‘Cyber Warriors’ by 2016
A digital draft?
China’s Coal Boom Is Slowing — That’s a Huge Deal for Climate Change
Vox has a helpful explainer that contextualizes recent reports that the growth of coal consumption in China is slowing.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.