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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A layer-by-layer fabrication tool lets researchers quickly form complicated biological tissue in three-dimensional space.
The 2013 Global Innovation Index looks very similar to last year’s, but its ranking of the most efficient innovators features several new names.
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.
New research shows how arrays of tiny electronic devices can achieve human-skin-like sensitivity to mechanical force.
Biomimetic nanoparticles could be an effective treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
New electronic tattoos could help monitor health during normal daily activities.
Researchers have given nanoparticles the ability to tell immune cells not to eat them, a development that could have broad implications for medicine.