An impressive video shows a strand of material that folds itself into prescribed shape underwater. The inventor explains how the underlying idea could be useful.
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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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3-D printing technology is evolving quickly, but not that quickly.
Drawing on millions NFL team page “likes,” Facebook reveals every county's favorite Super Bowl team
A helpful visualization of historical temperatures shows dramatic variation in the local effects of global warming.
The world's trove of information is already expanding incredibly fast. Now automated applications will quickly enlarge it even further.
You’ve probably already heard or read about the massive shift to mobile computing that is underway. But a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Government numbers reveal a steep increase in monthly production over the past year.
Not as hard as you might think, but some countries are more vulnerable than others.
On election night, as during Hurricane Sandy, Twitter’s network showed an ability to self-correct and keep disinformation from prospering.
Social networks and media websites are collecting and visualizing plenty of interesting data.