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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending March 7, 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 March 7, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. This Article Was Written with the Help of a ‘Cyber’ Machine The prefix “cyber” is sorely overused, but what’s the alternative? —Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports

Mobile Phone Data Reveals Humanity's Reproductive Strategies

Combining old fashioned questionnaires with data mining techniques reveals increasingly detailed insights into the way young men and women allocate their time and resources. The study of human behaviour has always been a difficult, time consuming and expensive business. Show More Summary

Five Cool Things Revealed At Mobile World Congress

This year’s Mobile World Congress was about everything except the mobile phones. Smart watches got stylish, tablets got new software, and virtual reality goggles wrapped their tentacles around everyone’s faces. Some companies are deconstructing their mobiles into modules. Show More Summary

The Remarkable ROI of All-Flash Arrays

What kind of return on investment (ROI) can companies expect from switching from traditional disk storage to all-flash arrays (AFAs)? Let the numbers answer that question.

The Curious Adventures of an Astronomer-Turned-Crowdfunder

Personal threats, legal challenges, and NASA’s objections were just a few of the hurdles Travis Metcalfe faced when he set up a crowdfunding website to help pay for his astronomical research.

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending February 28, 2015)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. Computing Real Numbers using DNA Self-Assembly

Apple’s Real Car Play

The world’s most valuable company doesn’t need to build a car in order to reinvent driving. It’s been fascinating to read all the recent discussion and speculation over Apple’s supposed car project — and to wonder if a company that already dominates several huge product categories thanks to innovative design and engineering might pull off the same trick with the automobile.

The Emerging Challenge of Augmenting Virtual Worlds With Physical Reality

If you want to interact with real world objects while immersed in a virtual reality, how do you do it?

At EmTech Digital, Meet Insiders from Magic Leap, Google's Project Loon

Our June event in San Francisco offers access to the people behind our 10 Breakthrough Technologies, including insiders from Magic Leap and Google’s Project Loon. This June, MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital (formerly Digital Summit) brings a global examination of the most significant technologies and trends of the digital era to San Francisco. Show More Summary

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending February 28, 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 February 28, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Why Firmware Is So Vulnerable to Hacking, and What Can Be Done About ItWhy the NSA and others can invisibly hide malware inside your devices. —Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

Computational Anthropology Reveals How the Most Important People in History Vary by Culture

Data mining Wikipedia people reveals some surprising differences in the way eastern and western cultures identify important figures in history, say computational anthropologists.  

U.S. Commitment to Energy R&D Still Insufficient, Say Business Leaders

Five years after a stern warning from Bill Gates and other business leaders, U.S. funding for energy R&D remains stuck in the mud. Five years ago the American Innovation Council, a group of six prominent business leaders including Bill...Show More Summary

This FCC Rule Will Matter More Than Net Neutrality Will

The decision in favor of municipal broadband networks does more than “open Internet” rules ever could to increase competition in a broken market. Today’s ruling on net neutrality by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is being...Show More Summary

Data Mining Indian Recipes Reveals New Food Pairing Phenomenon

By studying the network of links between Indian recipes, computer scientists have discovered that the presence of certain spices makes a meal much less likely to contain ingredients with flavors in common. The food pairing hypothesis is the idea that ingredients that share the same flavors ought to combine well in recipes. Show More Summary

Google's AI Masters Space Invaders (But It Still Stinks at Pac-Man)

Google’s artificial-intelligence researchers say software that learns to play video games could graduate to the real world before long. Notch up another win for the machines. Software from Google’s DeepMind artificial-intelligence group has learned to play the classic Atari 2600 game Space Invaders to a superhuman level.

Does Obama's Keystone Veto Matter?

The Keystone XL pipeline is a distraction from what’s really needed to solve climate change. This week President Obama is widely expected to veto a bill that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline, which would transport...Show More Summary

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending February 21, 2015)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server. Verification Of The Vibronic Origin Of Long-Lived Coherence In An Artificial Molecular Light Harvester

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