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News and Views from EmTech at MIT, where technologists are showing off breakthroughs in computing, energy, materials, and biomedicine—and discussing their implications.
November 2, 2015

Your Urban Vehicle of the Future Might Be an Electric Tricycle
The latest solution for congested cities is an electric, autonomous tricycle for adults.

CRISPR Gene Editing to Be Tested on People by 2017, Says Editas
A biotechnology company says it will test advanced gene-engineering methods to treat blindness.

Aquion Founder Jay Whitacre on the “Miracle Technology” in Batteries
The award-winning battery pioneer talks about the future of energy storage and the path to scaling low-cost, nontoxic batteries.

Best Tweets from EmTech: Day 2
A small sampling of the Twitter conversation around the sessions and programming from the second day of the EmTech conference.

Why Google Trailing Apple on Encryption Support Is a Human Rights Issue
A leading privacy activist says Google’s lack of support for strong encryption makes second-class citizens out of people who can’t afford Apple devices.

Best Tweets from EmTech: Day 1
A small sampling of the Twitter conversation around the sessions and programming for the first day of our EmTech conference.

Facebook App Can Answer Basic Questions About What’s In Photos
The social network shows off software that combines visual intelligence with an understanding of language.

Humans and Computers are Getting Even More Connected
The implications of pervasive or ubiquitous computing are still only beginning to be apparent.

Deep Dive


Capitalizing on machine learning with collaborative, structured enterprise tooling teams

Machine learning advances require an evolution of processes, tooling, and operations.

The race to destroy PFAS, the forever chemicals 

Scientists are showing these damaging compounds can be beat.

How scientists are being squeezed to take sides in the conflict between Israel and Palestine

Tensions over the war are flaring on social media—with real-life ramifications.

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