The CEO of Codexis describes how his company is making renewable fuels affordable.
At the 2011 Blur Conference, which focuses on human-computer interaction, hackers demonstrated how they adapted the Microsoft Kinect to work for purposes beyond what Microsoft originally intended.
Cutta Cutta, the cat of MIT researcher Roman Stocker, demonstrates how felines balance the forces of inertia and gravity when they drink.
Twitter creator's new startup lets people accept credit cards with their smart phone.
The Sierra Nevada Corporation is testing a spacecraft that could replace the space shuttle, carrying people and cargo into low earth orbit and back.
Are we only at the beginning of an era of IT-driven productivity gains? Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, says there’s still enormous potential for businesses to use information technology to test new processes and improve operations rapidly—and very cheaply.
Researchers at UC Berkeley are developing and testing lasers grown on silicon chips. Processors that incorporate electrical and optical components could make for faster supercomputers and speedier downloading on personal computers.
A glimpse inside a government-funded facility for producing advanced lithium-ion packs.
The Arduino is giving a new generation of tinkerers the ability to design and program their own hardware.
NOCSAE, an independent and non-profit standard-setting body, has developed sophisticated performance and standard tests for football helmets and facemasks, as well as other sports, and is a leader in scientific research to understand concussions and head injury. This is a drop test to the side of the helmet.