A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Nanostructured sheets of silicon can bend light in unusual ways, eliminating the need for bulky lenses.
A simple but powerful app offers a “Do” button that can bend Internet services and gadgets to your will.
The chemical company BASF says the basic type of battery used now in hybrids could be improved tenfold, leading to cheaper electric cars.
Take 20 scandium atoms, 60 carbon atoms, arrange in a volleyball-shape and, voila!
Commercial drones faced serious technological obstacles even before federal regulators proposed tight restrictions this week.
Early in the Web era, a prominent technologist said the Net offered a way for the poor and the marginalized to gain power.
A clever combination of technologies makes it faster and more secure to buy things with a wave of your phone.
The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.