High-energy cells for cheaper electric cars
Our annual list of the 10 emerging technologies that we think will have the greatest impact.
Designing new genomes could speed the creation of vaccines and biofuel-producing bacteria
People implanted with the first retinal prostheses must learn to interpret their new visual world.
MTI graduate student Yushiro Okamoto explains the idea behind IceWall, which he and fellow architecture graduate student Kian Hiu-Lan Yam designed as part of the MIT150 Festival of Art, Science, and Technology.
Over roughly nine days, a ball of mouse embryonic stem cells (gray) gives rise to a cup-shaped structure (green) with a complex three-dimensional architecture identical to the retina in early development. A tiny sac of cells balloons outward from the clump's surface; then the sac folds in on itself, with retinal pigment cells on the outside and retinal neurons on the inside.
The company has announced a final design, and launch schedule, for a massive new rocket.
A start-up, Liquid Piston, aims to greatly improve the efficiency of internal combustion.
One company's method for low-cost, high-yield sugar production could help biofuels compete with fossil fuels.
Software developed by researchers at Microsoft fuses cell-phone photos into a virtual copy of an object.