Berkenstock describes his work at EmTech 2011: Cheaper satellite pictures. Skybox Imaging Dan Berkenstock, cofounder and chief product officer of Skybox Imaging, wants to let "anyone know what's happening anywhere in the world at any time." Nex
Ratan describes his work at EmTech 2011: Converting paper records to digital in real time Yale University Beginning in 2009, while working with Microsoft Research India, Aishwarya Ratan spent 15 months figuring out how to help local microcredit co-ops, which often struggle with handwritten ...
Narayanan describes his work at EmTech 2011: Affordable speech synthesizers Invention Labs Some four million people in India suffer from cerebral palsy and other disabilities that make it difficult or impossible for them to speak. Giving them a voice is the job of Ajit Narayanan's low-cost ...
Phillips describes his work at EmTech 2011: Computer-assisted genetic engineering Microsoft Research Synthetic biology offers the prospect of engineering microbes to fight disease or produce biofuels, but designing the necessary DNA instructions is normally an arduous task. With software ...
Our November/December 2011 issue features new technology for eavesdropping on the hive mind, an essay on the evolution of privacy, and much more.
New technology deciphers-- and empowers--the millions who talk back to their televisions through the Web.
Researchers at UCLA demonstrate their fully stretchable OLED. They achieved the feat by sandwiching a carbon nanotube-polymer blend on either side of a light-emitting plastic.
Ajit Narayanan, founder of Invention Labs and one of the 2011 TR35, has designed a low-cost tablet-based speech synthesizer system called Avaz.
Ben Rubin, co-founder and CTO of Zeo and part of the 2011 TR35, has developed a consumer device that detects the user's phase of sleep.
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.