Hard Tech

The US military just got its hands on a mini laser weapon
Laser weapons could shape the future of warfare — and the US military just got a “mini” version of the tech.
New battery charged by tears will power smart contact lenses
An ultra-thin, flexible battery could lead to safe, comfortable smart contact lenses partially powered by our tears.
Device offers long-distance, low-power underwater communication
Researchers create a device with piezoelectric transducers that enables battery-free underwater communication.
Where next for crypto and the evolution of blockchains?
New navigation system works even when GPS fails
3D-printed “superalloy” could make power plants more efficient
This soft brain implant unfurls its arms under the skull
MIT breakthrough creates world’s smallest holographic microscope
Startups serve “world’s first” lab-grown fish filets
Graphene sensor could let you control robots with your mind
Our new brains: neurotechnology advances that could change everything
New CRISPR tool reversed blindness in mice — permanently
Technology over the long run: See how dramatically the world can change within a lifetime