Big Ideas, Big Conflicts in Plan to Synthesize a Human Genome
Printing genomes on demand could mean custom-built organisms, difficult ethical questions, and profits for a handful of companies.
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A gene therapy for an inherited immune disease completes a 27-year journey.
See all of our coverage from MIT Technology Review’s conference in San Francisco, which focuses on the impact of artificial intelligence.
Shrinking transistors have powered 50 years of advances in computing—but now other ways must be found to make computers more capable.
First-of-its-kind project to extract gas—and avert catastrophe—comes online on Central Africa’s Lake Kivu.
Google’s Web trackers are present on the majority of the Web’s top million sites.
The first gene therapy approved in the Western world costs $1 million and has been used just once. The doctor who tried it says the price is “absolutely too high.”
Data-capital tools are available to established companies and startups alike. The real trick: Determining which business activities generate the most valuable data.
Germany Runs Up Against the Limits of Renewables
Even as Germany adds lots of wind and solar power to the electric grid, the country’s carbon emissions are rising. Will the rest of the world learn from its lesson?
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Close the Talent Gap, Secure the Future
The shortage of in-house cybersecurity skills is a major challenge for executives who fear their organizations are ill equipped to prevent, detect, and respond to cyberattacks. For that reason, many turn to external partners for security expertise.
Once More Unto the Breach: What It Takes to Defeat Cyberattackers
Cyberattacks are a fact of life across the world, as intruders breach more and more organizations each day. Why are we so vulnerable? And what can we do to make our systems more secure?
Crisis Communication After an Attack
If there’s one area where organizations stumble when responding to breaches, it’s in keeping stakeholders informed. Doing that job well starts well before cybercriminals come calling.
From the latest smartphones to advances in quantum computing, the hardware behind today's digital age is rapidly changing.
How to Create a Malevolent Artificial Intelligence
If cybersecurity experts are to combat malevolent artificial intelligence, they will need to know how such a system can emerge, say computer scientists.
Can HP Make 3-D Printing into a Mass Manufacturing Technique?
The tech giant says its new $130,000 printers will produce plastic parts quickly and inexpensively.
by Mike Orcutt
Wireless, Super-Fast Internet Access Is Coming to Your Home
The Supreme Court shut down his last venture, Aereo, after it riled TV broadcasters. Now Chet Kanojia wants to overturn how broadband is delivered.
by David Talbot
- Sensing the Inevitable, Companies Begin to Adapt to Climate Change
- Companies Get Creative to Save a Dwindling Resource: Water
- Nestlé Goes on a Water Diet
- Snow in Vietnam and Other New Climate Patterns Threaten Farmers
- The Greenest Job in the Executive Suite
- Former Coal-Company CEO Seeks to Build the Clean-Energy Future
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Peek Inside Tri Alpha Energy, a Company Pursuing the Ideal Power Source
A startup in California has raised $500 million to chase the elusive dream of fusion power. Is this crazy, or is the company on to something?
Technologies are revolutionizing how we work and how companies operate.
It’s an Evolutionary Arms Race, and the Superbugs are Winning
An exhaustive new report on the state of drug-resistance in microbes has found that by 2050, infections could kill more people a year than cancer.
Apple’s Billion-Dollar Bet on Didi Chuxing Is About More Than Just Ride-Sharing
Apple’s unusual move may be part of a bigger strategic shift to get more involved in the Chinese market.
The Hyperloop’s Underwhelming First Public Test
The propulsion system for a possible design for Elon Musk’s high-speed transit concept—the Hyperloop—got a test run in the Nevada desert.
by Ryan Bradley
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Striving for Innovation Success in the 21st Century
Open innovation bridges the gap between business and academia. It encourages participation on both sides, through a distributed and decentralized approach.
Business Models, Information Technology, and the Company of the Future