Systems that print mechanical components with metal powder could be used to build lighter, more efficient airplanes.
An engineer has rigged up several devices that enable a touch interface to respond to nuances such as pressure.
Cisco's chief futurist predicts digital avatar assistants--and more.
How Cellular Dynamics International is commercializing the new technology of induced pluripotent stem cells.
Technology Review features the TR35, 35 innovators under the age of 35, in its September/October 2011 issue.
Harry Atwater, the founder of a new startup called Alta Devices, outlines his plans to make solar affordable.
At Intel Research Day, the company demonstrated some of its silicon photonics technology for the first time. The goal of this work is to speed data transfer by replacing today's electrical wiring with faster, more efficient fiber-optic connections.
See how free software can recreate an object in detailed 3-D using photos of it taken from different angles.
Carson Darling and Thomas Lipoma, who cofounded Nyx Devices with Pablo Bello, and neurologist Matt Bianchi, demonstrate the Somnus sleep shirt. The nightshirt is embedded with fabric electronics to monitor the wearer's breathing patterns. A small chip worn in a pocket of the shirt processes ...
A new interface lets you keep your phone in your pocket and use apps or answer calls by tapping your hand.
Startup company QD Vision demonstrates their full color quantum-dot display. This prototype is the first step towards a low-power, richly colorful display.
Startup company MC10 is commercializing stretchable silicon for smart surgical tools and wearable sensors. One of its first products will be a surgical tool that can quickly map and treat electrical problems in the heart.
How we choose the "10 Emerging Technologies."
Ravi Pappu, cofounder of Cambridge-based ThingMagic, demonstrates a truck-based RFID system at the company's lab in Woburn, MA. The system, called Tool Link, takes inventory of the items packed in a truck bed and alerts the user if any are missing.
Mario Paniccia, director of Intel's Photonics Technology Lab, describes the company's new silicon-based avalanche photodetector and explains the technical challenges involved in making it.
If successful business depends on innovation, wonders Ricardo Semler, why are automobiles made essentially the same way today as they were in Ford's first assembly line 100 years ago? Parallel parking is one of " the stupidest things we do," says Semler, "If we had a day, could we not by ...
"You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights." While Dr. Seuss may not have been a direct inspiration, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" seems especially suited to these four "brainy and footsy people" with ...
Charles L. Cooney, SM '67, PhD '70, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engieering; Co-Director, Program on the Pharmaceutical Industry; Mark R. Bamforth, Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations and Pharmaceutical ; Genzyme Corporation; Peter Walsh, Director of ...
Participants: Isaac S. Kohane, Director, Children's-HST Informatics Program; Associate Director of Bioinformatics, Harvard Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics; Nevine Zariffa, Therapy Area Director, Cardiovascular and Metabolism, Biomedical Data Sciences, ...