A new study says the population could hit 12 billion by 2100, though it doesn’t take into account the effects of climate change, food shortages, disease, or conflict.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
A faster enzyme for turning CO2 into sugar is a key step toward much higher crop yields.
A soft, lightweight exoskeleton developed at Harvard applies assistive force without interfering with a person’s normal gait.
Companies that use natural gas as a raw material find the U.S. an increasingly attractive place to be.
A California factory recently built by Japanese-German firm DMG Mori Seiki makes the case for the future of U.S. advanced manufacturing.
Researchers say “pocketsourcing” could let you find parking spots easily, without requiring cities to add spot sensors.
A FutureGen project in Illinois aimed at capturing carbon dioxide from a rebuilt coal power plant is threatened by a lawsuit and a deadline.
The first global study of third party web trackers reveals a hidden ecosystem of data gathering that spreads around the world.
Record levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reflect a healthier economy, cheap fossil fuels, and the absence of effective carbon-reducing policies.