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This new lidar sensor could equip every autonomous car in the world by the end of 2018 - MIT Technology Review

A new lidar sensor could equip thousands of driverless cars with the sensing abilities required to drive at high speeds on the open road.<p>Lidar has …

Autonomous Cars

AI could alleviate China’s doctor shortage - MIT Technology Review

On a recent day at a hospital in western Beijing, a cancer radiologist named Chongchong Wu loaded a suspicious-looking lung scan into a computer …

Artificial Intelligence

We can grow vegetables in Antarctica. Next stop: Mars

In the icy white desert of Antarctica, without the help of sunlight, soil, or pesticides, something green is growing.<p>And the scientists at Germany’s …

Vegetables

The End of Wow, The Beginning of Beauty

<b>The great reckoning presents a huge opportunity: Facebook must transform — and so must we as business leaders.</b><p>When even in Silicon Valley the future …

Peter Thiel
Hospitality

Shaping the Future of Travel

Views from the Marketplace are paid for by advertisers and select partners of MIT Technology Review.<p>Powering nearly 600 million bookings for 1.3 …

Travel

How Fear Helps (and Hurts) Entrepreneurs

Fear of failure stalks the world of the entrepreneur, from losing key clients to running out of money. For entrepreneurs, courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to persist in spite of it. These fears are well-founded: Studies suggest that roughly 75% of ventures fail within 10 years …

Entrepreneurship

the world's first gender-neutral store just opened in manhattan

Phluid Project wants to be a safe space — for clothes shopping.<p>Phluid Project is the new Manhattan-based store that’s possibly the first gender-free retail space of its kind. It’s definitely the only that doubles as a community center and online platform. “I felt like I needed a more purposeful …

Gender-Neutral

7 Connected Car Trends Fueling the Future

<i>The concept of human mobility is being engineered in alignment with the human experience.</i><p>The race is on. Innovative automakers, software developers …

Driverless Cars

Newly developed microneedles can dissolve in the skin to deliver drugs

A fear of needles may soon be a thing of the past, as a team at the University of Texas at Dallas has come up with a painless alternative to …

Georgia Tech

Norway plans a sustainable "city of the future"

Oslo, the capital of Norway, could soon be home to the most future-oriented, sustainable city in the world. Haptic Architects and the Nordic Office …

Sustainability

AI Will Change Health Care Jobs for the Better

Smart machines tend to elicit both awe and deep anxiety. This is especially true in health care, where people’s hopes and fears tend to get magnified quickly. Consider three issues that get a lot of attention: the use of medical records, the “human touch” in medical care, and the future of jobs in …

Health Care

NASA has developed a way to 3-D-print its rocket nozzles

The space agency can finally ensure that additive manufacturing produces parts that withstand the incredible heat experienced by rocket engines.<p><b>The</b> …

3D Printing

A new generation of (s)heroes

Earlier this month, Mattel launched 17 Barbie doll Sheroes, modeled on historical and modern female icons, to celebrate International Women’s Day on …

Serena Williams

Is the future of education learning by doing?

The university experience has changed.<p>It used to be enough for students to spend four years working hard on assignments, labs and exams to earn a …

Pedagogy

Will China Out-Innovate the West?

For decades, Western governments have offered protections for incumbent firms at the expense of new market entrants, and of productivity growth …

Innovation

The state of research and innovation in Europe in 7 charts

How does research and innovation in Europe compare to the rest of the world? The <i>Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the EU 2018 (SRIP)</i> …

The luxury online fashion market is set to more than triple by 2025

While luxury fashion brands were generally slow to embrace e-commerce, shoppers have made it clear that they’re more and more comfortable buying even their high-end stuff online.<p>A number of e-commerce models have emerged to sell those customers their luxury goods, and McKinsey took a look at how …

4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team

One of the most common questions I get asked by senior managers is “How can we find more innovative people?” I know the type they have in mind — someone energetic and dynamic, full of ideas and able to present them powerfully. It seems like everybody these days is looking for an early version of …

Office Furniture

Putting Humans at the Center of Health Care Innovation

The healthcare industry has long relied on traditional, linear models of innovation – basic and applied research followed by development and commercialization. While this “lab-bench to bedside” approach has improved healthcare globally, it can take years, even decades, for an innovation to get to …

Innovation

What Retail Can Teach Health Care About Digital Strategy

Retailers know they have to find the right blend of digital convenience and in-person service. Consider Walmart’s latest advertising campaign in which customers gleefully place orders online and through its app, selecting to receive smart-looking blue boxes on their doorsteps or seamlessly pick up …

Digital Health

Making Better Use of Health Care Data

At Sanford Health, a $4.5 billion rural integrated health care system, we deliver care to over 2.5 million people in 300 communities across 250,000 square miles. In the process, we collect and store vast quantities of patient data — everything from admission, diagnostic, treatment and discharge …

Digital Health

Chinese Mobile Payments Volume Soars Past $12 Trillion

If it wasn’t obvious already, mobile payments are central to Chinese consumer culture, and by extension Chinese tourists. The volume of mobile …

Mobile Payments

World's first plastic-free aisle opens in Netherlands supermarket

Campaigners hail progress as Amsterdam store offers dedicated aisle of more than 700 products, with plans for a national roll-out<p>Letter: Plastic-free aisle is an example for others to follow<p>Shoppers in the Netherlands will get the chance to visit Europe’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle on …

Sustainability

Self-heating smart jacket responds to changes in temperature

Boston-based start-up company Ministry of Supply has designed a self-heating smart jacket that is able to respond to changes in temperature and …

Internet of Eyes and Ears

The Internet of Eyes and Ears comprises the next wave of everyday objects that integrate visual recognition technology and voice technology. As costs …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI Is Changing The Game For Recruiting

While it might seem ironic, artificial intelligence and machine learning are well on the way to lending a helping hand when it comes to solving the problems of <i>human</i> capital management. Recruiting is one of the toughest issues businesses face today. Finding the right talent is critical for business …

Artificial Intelligence

Google is continuing its quest to be a one stop shop for online travel

When the average consumer thinks of so-called disrupters in the online travel world today, it’s unlikely they think of Google.<p>However slowly but surely over the past few years, Google has made more and more tweaks to its travel tools, making its long-term aspirations clearer. Google doesn’t just …

Tourism

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech