A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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A man with a robotic hand can now feel varying degrees of pressure thanks to an implant that connects with the nerves in his arm.
A paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.
World’s largest smartphone chipmaker offers to custom-build very efficient neuro-inspired chips for phones, robots, and vision systems.
New research indicates that chemical fingerprints can make positive matches between batches of sarin.
Engineers seek a cheaper biodegradable polymer.
Clogged wireless networks spur a plan to speed data to smartphones, for a price.
The military research agency hopes to design and build an amphibious tank from scratch in three years.
Devices from two startups could be used to treat people with anxiety disorders—and one of the devices may eventually diagnose pain.
Co-founder—and now CEO—Tom Leighton plans data-prioritization trials with Ericsson and massive use of distributed devices for transmitting video.