Biologists have long puzzled over why neurons have thousands of synapses. Now neuroscientists have shown they are crucial not just for recognizing patterns but for learning the sequence in which they appear.
A smartphone may be able to measure your heart and breathing rates, even if you’re not directly touching it, researchers say.
Researchers in Germany have developed technology for an armband that lets you feel impact from virtual interactions.
A shelf-scanning bot called Tally will help make sure everything is in its place in supermarkets and other retail outlets.
A roundup of the best stories on computing from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief.
A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI.
The Department of Energy will help startups navigate the testing and licensing process—but some nuclear entrepreneurs doubt it will be enough.
Mapillary is stitching together user-submitted photos to create an ever-changing 3-D map of the planet.
There are four northern white rhinoceroses left in the world. Will a 360-degree documentary help us preserve them?
Oil companies’ climate change policies may not have been criminal, but they were self-deceiving.