The 2013 Global Innovation Index looks very similar to last year’s, but its ranking of the most efficient innovators features several new names.
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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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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.
A so-called metal-organic framework could offer a better way to get at the vast uranium resource dissolved in the ocean.
Alberta will serve as a test bed for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration.
A plastic smartphone screen cover patterned with tiny lenses could help mobile 3-D take off.
New research shows how arrays of tiny electronic devices can achieve human-skin-like sensitivity to mechanical force.
Doubling the efficiency of solar devices would completely change the economics of renewable energy. Here is a design that just might make it possible.
Despite the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the burning of coal has only been accelerating.
Biomimetic nanoparticles could be an effective treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.