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This Is What Controversies Look Like in the Twittersphere

A new way of analyzing disagreement on social media reveals that arguments in the Twittersphere look like fireworks.

How Far Can the Human Eye See a Candle Flame?

Answers on the Web vary from a few thousand meters to 48 kilometers. Now a pair of physicists have carried out an experiment to find out.

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending August 1, 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 August 1, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Somehow Teen Girls Get the Coolest Wearable Out There Form, function, and user control all come together in a new type of wearable device. —Brian Bergstein, executive editor

Google App Puts Neural Networks on Your Phone to Translate Signs Offline

Google’s new translation app puts simulated neurons on your phone—a technique that could make future gadgets much smarter.  

A Programming Language For Robot Swarms

When it comes to robotic flocks, do you control each machine individually or the entire swarm overall? A new programming language allows both.

The Security Flaw Google Built Into Android

Google compromised the security of its Android operating system by giving up the ability to push out security patches. Millions of phones running Google’s Android operating system can be hijacked by a malicious text message, we learned today. Show More Summary

How the New Science of Game Stories Could Change the Future of Sports

Every sporting event tells a story. Now the first computational analysis of “game stories” suggests that future sports could be designed to prefer certain kinds of stories over others.

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

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week. Robust Performance-Driven 3-D Face Tracking in Long-Range Depth Scenes

Chrysler’s Recall of Hackable Cars Won't Be the Last

As carmakers rush to make vehicles more connected, their products are likely to become more vulnerable to attacks. Carmakers used to only worry about faulty components or shoddy workmanship leading to a damaging product recall. Now they can add another problem to the list: the risk of meddling computer hackers. Show More Summary

In India’s Hot Summer, the Solar Market Overheats

Record low auction prices indicate an unsustainable solar rush is accelerating. The land rush in the India solar power market has officially begun. This year analysts expect India to add two gigawatts of solar capacity, more than double the total added in 2014. Show More Summary

Deep Neural Nets Can Now Recognize Your Face in Thermal Images

Matching an infrared image of a face to its visible light counterpart is a difficult task, but one that deep neural networks are now coming to grips with.

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

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

Securing the Big Data Life Cycle

Read the full MIT Technology Review Custom and Oracle white paper “Securing the Big Data Life Cycle.”

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

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It Hackers remotely kill the gas on a Jeep speeding down a Missouri highway...Show More Summary

Controlling the Police Cameras

If police must wear body cameras, we need to make sure they’re recording when they should, and only then. Around the U.S., the agents that control the public have been observed to beat up, shoot, kill, and arrest members of the public,...Show More Summary

How Next-Generation Fabrics Will Keep You Cool in Summer Heat

Fabrics that are transparent in the infrared can radiate body heat at rates that will significantly reduce the burden on power-hungry air-conditioning systems.

Some Big App Makers Aren't Feeling the Apple Watch

Is the Apple Watch in trouble? Facebook, Google and others haven’t rolled out their most popular apps for the device.

Big Data, Big Security: Defense in Depth

Especially in the age of big data, organizations need to keep in mind that security isn’t an end state or a one-off project. Instead, it’s a constant work in progress.

Robotic Surgery Linked To 144 Deaths Since 2000

Surgery involving robots is far from perfect, according to a new study of death rates during medical procedures involving robotic equipment and techniques.

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