Acclaimed science fiction author Neal Stephenson answers the question: Why is most contemporary science fiction so debauched?
This past spring, Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief of MIT Technology Review, conducted a wide-ranging but informal conversation with science fiction writer Neal Stephenson about his craft, preoccupations, influences, and inspirations. Enjoy a six-part weekly series of video shorts based on their conversation.
A nonprofit in Thailand is transforming remote communities along the Myanmar border by supplying them with off-grid energy.
Manufacturing, transporting, and constructing the world’s largest wind turbine represents a unique challenge.
Key moments in the rover's journey from NASA's JPL to the surface of the red planet.
Robots designed to work safely alongside humans could change the way we think of manufacturing.
A look inside the new warehouse automation system owned by Amazon.
The company’s 3,500 employees work in an environment that celebrates hacking and youthful exuberance.
Way out in a barren Chilean desert, the biggest telescope ever made is taking shape.
Photographs by Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
Inside the power source for portable electronics and electric vehicles.