Researchers unveil one of the most complex electronic systems ever built on plastic.
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I’m MIT Technology Review’s research editor. I spend my days taking things extremely seriously and attempting with all my nerdy might to piece together bigger pictures from the bits and shreds of truth I manage to filter from the information barrage. I’m particularly obsessed with the energy-related challenges facing humanity and the future of the Internet.
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Laboratory advances hint at how additive manufacturing technology could change the way some electronic devices are made.
Using computers to virtually test new molecules could lead to new types of solar cells.
A plastic smartphone screen cover patterned with tiny lenses could help mobile 3-D take off.
Despite the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the burning of coal has only been accelerating.
Laboratory advance shows that nano-imprinting could help the hard drive industry meet its long-term goals for data storage capacity.
New electronic tattoos could help monitor health during normal daily activities.
The world's trove of information is already expanding incredibly fast. Now automated applications will quickly enlarge it even further.
From Facebook to shale oil to MOOCs, the numbers told the tale.