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Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending May 23, 2015)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week. Nuclear War from a Cosmic Perspective

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 23, 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 May 23, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Organic Farming “Benefits Biodiversity” … but has lower yields. —Antonio Regalado, senior editor, biomedicine

Computational Aesthetics Algorithm Spots Beauty That Humans Overlook

Beautiful images are not always popular ones, which is where the CrowdBeauty algorithm can help, say computer scientists. One of the depressing truths about social media is that the popularity of an image is not necessarily an indication of its quality. Show More Summary

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

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Organic Farming “Benefits Biodiversity” … but has lower yields. —Antonio Regalado, senior editor, biomedicine

Machine-Learning Algorithm Mines Rap Lyrics, Then Writes Its Own

An automated rap-generating algorithm pushes the boundaries of machine creativity, say computer scientists. The ancient skill of creating and performing spoken rhyme is thriving today because of the inexorable rise in the popularity of rapping. This art form is distinct from ordinary spoken poetry because it is performed to a beat, often with background music.

Quantum Life Spreads Entanglement Across Generations

The way creatures evolve in a quantum environment throws new light on the nature of life.

MITEF Greece Startups on the Rise

Tech entrepreneurs in Greece’s burgeoning startup scene push back against a bleak narrative. Athens, Greece.

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending May 16, 2015)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week. Nuclear War from a Cosmic Perspective

Machine-Learning Algorithm Calculates Fair Distance for a Race Between Usain Bolt and Long-Distance Runner Mo Farah

In an entirely new model of athletic performance, three numbers characterize an athlete’s capability over short, middle, and long-distance races It’s obviously unfair to compare the performance of sprinters and long-distance runners....Show More Summary

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 16, 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 May 16, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Tomorrow’s Advance Man An inside look at how Andreessen Horowitz evaluates tech startups. —Brian Bergstein, executive edito...

Big Data, Bigger Responsibility

Big data is big news these days—and with good reason. The Cloud Security Alliance estimates that humans now generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day.

How History's Greatest Chess Players Reveal the Secret Formula Behind Fame

The greatest chess players are significantly more famous than their not-so-great contemporaries, by a margin that leads to a fame-predicting formula. Fame is the state of being known by many people. So a simple measure is the number of hits that a name generates on Google. Indeed, various researchers have used this as a useful proxy for fame.

Preparing for the Cyber-Attack That Succeeds

Cybercrime is on the rise. According to Symantec, more than 1 million people are victims of cyber-attacks every day, at a global annual cost to consumers of almost $113 billion. 1   The cost to businesses is even greater. A recent study sponsored by McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel, put the global figure at more than $400 billion annually. Show More Summary

Why Uber Wants Here

Nokia’s ambitious mapping project, Here, could be useful to self-driving vehicles. The ride-on-demand service Uber is reportedly in the running to acquire Here, Nokia’s mapping service.

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