The elaborate records kept by the US Patent Office since 1790 are allowing researchers to study the nature of invention and how it has changed in 200 years.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server
LEDs outperform incandescent lights, hands down. But they should also give farmers unprecedented control over plant growth, development and nutritional content in future, say researchers.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
MIT Technology Review and many other media outlets reported on our recent Digital Summit. Here are the highlights.
Vermont got it wrong on GMOs. Its mistake will affect people far beyond its borders.
Evolutionary biologists have long thought that lying ought to destroy societies. Now computational anthropologists have shown that nothing could be further from the truth.
The key to smarter cities might not be technology, but the existence of dense central zones made for walking.
I want a self-driving car, but it needs different levels of independence depending on the situation.