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Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending April 25, 2015)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. Societal, Economic, Ethical, and Legal Challenges of the Digital Revolution: From Big Data to Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Manipulative Technologies

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending April 25, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. FBI Admits Flaws in Hair Analysis Over DecadesFor three decades, an FBI forensic lab used flawed scientific analysis of hair samples to help prosecutors. Roughly 2,500 cases are now being reviewed.—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

Security Experts Hack Teleoperated Surgical Robot

The first hijacking of a medical telerobot raises important questions over the security of remote surgery, say computer security experts.

An Algorithm Set To Revolutionize 3-D Protein Structure Discovery

A new way to determine 3-D structures from 2-D images is set to speed up protein structure discovery by a factor of 100,000. One of the great challenges in molecular biology is to determine the three-dimensional structure of large biomolecules such as proteins. But this is a famously difficult and time-consuming task.

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending April 25, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

The Algorithm Set Revolutionize 3-D Protein Structure Discovery

A new way to determine 3-D structures from 2-D images is set to speed up protein structure discovery by a factor of 100,000.

Google's New Wireless Service Should Make Verizon and AT&T Squirm

Google is working with Sprint and T-Mobile to put you on the best available LTE network at any given time. Google announced its new wireless service, Project Fi, on Wednesday. It will do something really smart: automatically route your...Show More Summary

How Benford's Law Reveals Suspicious Activity on Twitter

The counterintuitive distribution of digits in certain data sets turns out to be a powerful tool for detecting strange behavior on social networks.

Better Architecture

Computers are overdue for the fundamental changes they could soon get.  

Genome Gambits

New genetic tools can do tremendous good—if we use them carefully. My dad loved to hike in the rain forests near our home on the Big Island of Hawaii, often to hunt for mushrooms with Don Hemmes, his colleague at the University of Hawaii. Show More Summary

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week Ending April 18, 2015)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. US Stock Market Interaction Network As Learned By The Boltzmann Machine

The Chances of Another Chernobyl Before 2050? 50%, Say Safety Specialists

And there’s a 50:50 chance of a Three Mile Island-scale disaster in the next 10 years, according to the largest statistical analysis of nuclear accidents ever undertaken. The catastrophic disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima are among the worst humankind has had to deal with. Show More Summary

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending April 18, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending April 18, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. A Project to Turn Corpses into CompostA low-tech possibility for making burial more sustainable. —Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

First Quantum Music Composition Unveiled

Physicists have mapped out how to create quantum music, an experience that will be profoundly different for every member of the audience, they say. One of the features of 20 th   century art is its increasing level of abstraction from cubism and surrealism in the early years to abstract expressionism and mathematical photography later. Show More Summary

Managing Risk in a High-Flying Industry: A Look at Aviation

Competition may be intense and margins tight but aviation insurance coverage remains a buyer’s market.  

Thinking Differently about Risk

Risk factors, alternative tools, and the risk manager’s increasingly important role.  

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