Technology Review visits Ed Boyden, an assistant professor at the Media Lab and leader of the Synthetic Neurobiology Group at MIT, in his lab, where he demonstrates a device to turn neurons on and off and discusses how photosensitive proteins can be used to study and manipulate the workings on the brain.
Rosalind Picard, professor at MIT, explains and demonstrates the Q Sensor.
Barnaby Jack, director of security testing at the computer security company IOActive, demonstrates how to hack an ATM to make it dispense money.
Lessons from the battle over Cape Wind.
Technology Review looks prettier--but new looks express a new strategy.
Technology Review's deputy editor, Brian Bergstein, sat down with Lawrence Lessig, a net-neutrality advocate who directs Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, to discuss why he thinks innovation on the Internet is at risk.
A demonstration of how Aaron Dollar makes simple and versatile robotic hands in his lab at Yale University.
Seth Priebatsch, founder and “chief ninja” of the mobile game company SCVNGR, explains how giving users a genuine sense of fun can lead to big returns for businesses.
The rocket-propelled vehicle would explore planets more efficiently than wheeled rovers.
Fernando Motolese of guerrilla video shop Kamikaze Nerds in Sao Paulo, Brazil explains why he engages in Internet spoofs, brand-jacking and anti-marketing antics.