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Archived Since:February 15, 2010

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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending November 29, 2014)

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 November 29, 2014)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Google Doesn’t Need a New Mission Explaining moon shots and Nest: how organizing large amount of data remains Google’s unifying objective. —Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports

The Same Name Puzzle: Twitter Users Are More Likely to Follow Others With The Same First Name But Nobody Knows Why

If you use social networks to follow other people who share your first name, you’re not alone. The question is why.

Yahoo Labs' Algorithm Identifies Creativity in 6-Second Vine Videos

Nobody knew how to automatically identify creativity until researchers at Yahoo Labs began studying the Vine livestream.

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending November 22, 2014)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. Can Bio-Inspired Information Processing Steps Be Realized As Synthetic Biochemical Processes?

Linguistic Mapping Reveals How Word Meanings Sometimes Change Overnight

Data mining the way we use words is revealing the linguistic earthquakes that constantly change our language.

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending November 22, 2014)

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 November 22, 2014)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Virtual Reality Fails Its Way to SuccessA writer revisits virtual reality and finds it as dazzling as ever, but also much less nauseating. —Will Knight, news and analysis editor

Twitter "Exhaust" Reveals Patterns of Unemployment

Twitter data mining reveals surprising detail about socioeconomic indicators but at a fraction of the cost of traditional data-gathering methods, say computational sociologists.

Japanese Artists Solve The Problem of How To Sell Multiple Copies of Interactive Artworks

If you’re a modern art fan, you may have bought a copy of a Picasso or a Pollock. But chances are, you’ve never been able to buy a copy of an interactive art installation…until now. Back in July, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Japan displayed a giant canvas showing four snowmen in a wintry scene. Show More Summary

Mobile Medical Apps: A Market on the Move

No question about it: The world wants mobile medical apps (MMAs)—and demand won’t slow down any time soon.

Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors

Deciding which books to digitise when they enter the public domain is tricky; unless you have an independent ranking of the most notable authors. Public Domain Day, January 1, is the day on which previously copyrighted works become freely available to print, digitize, modify, or reuse in more or less any way. Show More Summary

Driving Marketing Results with Big Data

For marketers trying to maximize their return on investment, predictive analytics based on big data is an exciting new tool.

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending November 15, 2014)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. Daily Pollution Forecast Using Optimal Meteorological Data At Synoptic And Local Scales

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending November 15, 2014)

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 November 15, 2014)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Crystal BallHe’s a tech prophet, a follicle wonder, and a scent connoisseur. Is there nothing Shingy can’t do? —Colin Jaworski, deputy art director

ETH Researchers Develop a Thought-Controlled Genetic Interface

Swiss scientists achieve a remarkable mashup of optogenetics, synthetic biology, and brain control. We’ve seen a lot of interesting experiments with EEG recently. Researchers have used these brain signals to fly a toy helicopter, make...Show More Summary

Twitter Firehose Reveals How New York City Sleeps 3 Hours Later on Sundays

The ebb and flow of geolocated Twitter activity is a “social microscope” that reveals the heartbeat of a city, say complexity scientists.

Twitter Firehose Reveals How Weather Affects Mood

We’re all influenced by the weather but psychologists have struggled to gather convincing data revealing the correlation. So researchers are turning to Twitter instead

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending November 8, 2014)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. Investigating The Origin Of Time With Trapped Ions

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