“Transparency reports” reveal insights about the requests made in the name of national security—including information that was previously kept secret.
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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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Microparticles that block the body’s immune response to damaged tissue could help prevent further harm.
The ability to print retinal cells could lead to new therapies for retinal disorders such as macular degeneration.
A novel vaccine design could lead to new weapons against often deadly bacterial infections.
Coal could be a source of cheap, nontoxic fluorescent nanoparticles useful for biomedicine.
Twitter’s footprint is growing fast, although English speakers in the U.S. remain the largest demographic. The trick now is to turn its global presence into advertising dollars.
A layer-by-layer fabrication tool lets researchers quickly form complicated biological tissue in three-dimensional space.
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.