A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
From the cost of lithium-ion batteries to Bitcoin’s transaction limit, the numbers told the tale in 2015.
This year Google and Facebook’s efforts to get more of the world’s population online got much more serious—but also hit some setbacks.
For the first time, researchers have used existing manufacturing technology to make a complex processor that uses energy-efficient optical connections.
Computers should stop trying to act like grown-ups.
In 1990, a Brazilian politician proposed what he presumed would be a simple way to kick our fossil-fuel habit.
A closer look at the brains of soldiers who have suffered concussions reveals evidence of injuries that were invisible to conventional imaging methods.
One researcher has developed a simple way to let robots generate remarkably sophisticated behaviors.
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