A material that selectively blocks heat and light could finally make it practical to add smart windows to buildings.
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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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Researchers aim to print large areas of carbon nanotube thin-film transistors on plastic surfaces to make flexible displays and sensor networks.
The history of electric cars is long and full of false starts. But it looks as if the latest wave won’t be turned back.
Researchers unveil one of the most complex electronic systems ever built on plastic.
There appears to be more than enough room to bury our emissions, but large-scale carbon capture remains untested.
A layer-by-layer fabrication tool lets researchers quickly form complicated biological tissue in three-dimensional space.
Laboratory advances hint at how additive manufacturing technology could change the way some electronic devices are made.
The 2013 Global Innovation Index looks very similar to last year’s, but its ranking of the most efficient innovators features several new names.
Using computers to virtually test new molecules could lead to new types of solar cells.
Researchers are designing a “dialysis-like” machine that could identify and remove pathogens responsible for an often lethal blood infection.