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Scientists are finding signals of long covid in blood. They could lead to new treatments.

Faults in a certain part of the immune system might be at the root of some long covid cases, new research suggests.

What’s next for AI in 2024

Our writers look at the four hot trends to watch out for this year

OpenAI teases an amazing new generative video model called Sora

The firm is sharing Sora with a small group of safety testers but the rest of us will have to wait to learn more.

Google’s Gemini is now in everything. Here’s how you can try it out.

Gmail, Docs, and more will now come with Gemini baked in. But Europeans will have to wait before they can download the app.

The race to get next-generation solar technology on the market

Companies say perovskite tandem solar cells are only a few years from bringing record efficiencies to a solar project near you.

How one mine could unlock billions in EV subsidies

The Inflation Reduction Act is starting to transform the US economy. To understand how, we tallied up the potential tax credits available as the nickel from a single mine flows through the supply chain.

This baby with a head camera helped teach an AI how kids learn language

A neural network trained on the experiences of a single young child managed to learn one of the core components of language: how to match words to the objects they represent.

Google DeepMind’s new AI system can solve complex geometry problems

Its performance matches the smartest high school mathematicians and is much stronger than the previous state-of-the-art system.

People are worried that AI will take everyone’s jobs. We’ve been here before.

In a 1938 article, MIT’s president argued that technical progress didn’t mean fewer jobs. He’s still right.

Why the world’s biggest EV maker is getting into shipping

BYD has become so popular abroad that the company now needs its own fleet of boats to meet demand.

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MIT Technology Review’s What’s Next series looks across industries, trends, and technologies to give you a first look at the future.

What’s next for offshore wind

New projects and financial headwinds will make 2024 a bumpy year for the industry.

What’s next for robotaxis in 2024

In addition to restoring public trust, robotaxi companies need to prove that their business models can compete with Uber and taxis.

What’s next for AI in 2024

Our writers look at the four hot trends to watch out for this year

What’s next for AI regulation in 2024? 

The coming year is going to see the first sweeping AI laws enter into force, with global efforts to hold tech companies accountable. 

What’s next for the world’s fastest supercomputers

Scientists have begun running experiments on Frontier, the world’s first official exascale machine, while facilities worldwide build other machines to join the ranks.

What’s next for China’s digital currency?

China’s government has struggled to find uses for e-CNY inside of China. Now, it's hoping to use it to challenge the US-dominated international financial system.

What’s next for the moon

Robots—and then humans—are going back to the lunar surface. Here’s what they’ll be doing.

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March/April 2024

The Hidden Worlds issue

Using technology to explore and expose hidden worlds, from enabling deeper dives into ocean depths to journeying to one of Jupiter’s orbiting bodies to pushing the boundaries of particle physics. Plus: wearables for wildlife, Wi-Fi sensing, and a reconsideration of Luddites.

Inside the hunt for new physics at the world’s largest particle collider

The Large Hadron Collider hasn’t seen any new particles since the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. Here’s what researchers are trying to do about it.

The search for extraterrestrial life is targeting Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

NASA’s Europa Clipper mission will travel to one of Jupiter's largest moons to look for evidence of conditions that could support life.

How tracking animal movement may save the planet

Researchers have been dreaming of an Internet of Animals. They’re getting closer to monitoring 100,000 creatures—and revealing hidden facets of our shared world.

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Generative AI deployment: Strategies for smooth scaling

Our global poll examines key decision points for putting AI to use in the enterprise.

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All the latest from MIT News, the alumni magazine of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tackling long-haul diseases

Long-haul covid and chronic Lyme disease are surprisingly similar. MIT immunoengineer Mikki Tal is on the case.

Divine economics

For Allison V. Thompkins, PhD ’11, economics and spirituality are complementary pursuits, shaped by an expansive understanding of disability.

I’m a beaver.
You’re a beaver.
We are beavers all.

Amazing facts about MIT’s ingenious mascot.

Tapping into MIT’s strengths

The Institute’s superpower is its ability to make the world better. We’re harnessing that now to improve both the world and MIT.

Illuminating the life of a cell

By tagging molecules in a cell with fluorescent labels that switch on and off, MIT engineers can study their interaction to learn more about how cells operate.

Engineering defense, with the help of butterflies

Phillip Daniel ’13, SM ’15, PhD ’22

New insights on political polarization

Media might deepen partisan divides, but we should measure reading habits more carefully before drawing conclusions—and avoid assuming that our own thought processes are the only rational ones.

What’s blue to you

Amazonian people whose language lacks separate words for blue and green began interpreting colors in a new way when they learned Spanish.

How Technology Review got its start

Tech Review has graced coffee tables of MIT alumni for 125 years. Here’s how it all began—and how the fledgling magazine helped rally alumni to oppose a merger with Harvard.

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