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The worst technology failures of 2023

The Titan submersible, lab-grown chicken, and GM’s wayward Cruise robotaxis made our annual list of the worst in tech.

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

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.

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.

Gene editing had a banner year in 2023

This year, gene editing finally started living up to its potential

Is this the most energy-efficient way to build homes?

Airtight and super-insulated, a passive house uses around 90% less energy.

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.

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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Our new issue!
January/February 2024

The Innovation issue

Introducing the 10 Breakthrough Technologies: the innovations that are changing our world. Six big questions for generative AI; unraveling the mysteries of the human appetite; solving climate’s hardest problem (cement), plus predicting earthquakes, beautiful experiments, and #HTML energy.

These six questions will dictate the future of generative AI

Generative AI took the world by storm in 2023. Its future—and ours—will be shaped by what we do next.

We’ve never understood how hunger works. That might be about to change.

Scientists have spent decades trying to unravel the intricate mysteries of the human appetite. Are they on the verge of finally determining how this basic drive functions?

Quantum computing is taking on its biggest challenge: noise

For a while researchers thought they’d have to make do with noisy, error-prone systems, at least in the near term. That’s starting to change.

How electricity could help tackle a surprising climate villain

Sublime Systems is trying to drive down the carbon footprint of cement production.

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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.

In association withAdobe, EY, Owkin

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

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.

Infinite entrepreneurship

A startup mindset plays a big role in delivering ideas to the world.

Making RNA vaccines more powerful

A new approach that strengthens the immune response could lead to intranasal vaccines for covid-19 and other diseases.

A smart pill to track IBD

The ingestible device combines engineered bacteria with low-power electronics to monitor gut inflammation in real time.

Diabetes treatment without injections

An implantable device contains encapsulated cells that produce insulin, plus a tiny oxygen-producing factory that keeps them healthy.

Cleaner concrete

An alum’s cement alternative could significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from concrete production.

Fuel from sunlight

An MIT system could harness 40% of solar heat to produce clean hydrogen for transportation.

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