Technology Review (14)

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles

Out-of-work truckers armed with “adversarial machine learning” could dazzle autonomous vehicles into crashing.

Growing Up with Alexa

What will it do to kids to have digital butlers they can boss around?

2017 Entrepreneurs | Innovators Under 35

Meet the people who are taking innovations like CRISPR and flexible electronics and turning them into businesses.

2017 Pioneers | Innovators Under 35

They’re bringing fresh and unexpected solutions to areas ranging from cancer treatment to Internet security to self-driving cars.

2017 Inventors | Innovators Under 35

Creating the breakthroughs that will make everything from AI to solar power to heart valves more practical and essential.

Doctors Plan Bold Test of Gene Therapy on Boys with Muscular Dystrophy

How an unusual medical case in the 1990s provided a clue for how to treat a fatal muscle disease.

Innovators Under 35 | 2017

Our annual list of the young dreamers, tinkerers, and innovators that are creating technology’s future.

Eliminating the Human

We are beset by—and immersed in—apps and devices that are quietly reducing the amount of meaningful interaction we have with each other.

To Feed the World, Improve Photosynthesis

By reworking the basic metabolism of crops, plant scientists hope to forestall devastating food shortages.

Can WeChat Thrive in the United States?

Though the messaging app dominates in China, few Americans have even heard of it.

Scientists Hack a Computer Using DNA

Malware can be encoded into a gene and used to take over a computer program.

“Alexa, Understand Me”

Voice-based AI devices aren’t just jukeboxes with attitude. They could become the primary way we interact with our machines.

Inside the Fall, and Rebirth, of a Bill Gates–Backed Battery Startup

A China Titans affiliate bought the bankrupt storage startup Aquion and plans to sell its batteries directly to big grid operators.

A New Way to Reproduce

Scientists are trying to manufacture eggs and sperm in the laboratory. Will it end reproduction as we know it?