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.
The creator of a much-loved game for nurturing virtual creatures is developing a new playpen for more advanced beasts.
A new technique for creating pipes and tunnels deep inside silicon chips could change the way engineers make microfluidic machines and optoelectronic devices.
Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing.
A faster enzyme for turning CO2 into sugar is a key step toward much higher crop yields.
A DNA sequencer the size of a cell phone could change where, and how, gene research occurs.
A soft, lightweight exoskeleton developed at Harvard applies assistive force without interfering with a person’s normal gait.
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One of the most promising new manufacturing technologies still faces big hurdles.