Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
Social robots are simpler to interact with than humans, can repeat games with infinite patience and record the data for further study. That’s changing the way autistic children learn new skills, say therapists.
Larry Page’s dream of making it possible to search every book ever published is revived by a court ruling on copyright.
What can a network learn that an individual cannot?
The cloud storage startup has doubled its users in the last year, and is aggresively pursuing business customers.
The increasing volume of geo-located tweets is revealing how international travel patterns vary in time across countries and cultures, say computer scientists.
Governments already dabbling with authoritarian control of the Internet could be spurred on by learning of NSA surveillance.
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
IBM has built a computational creativity machine that creates entirely new and useful stuff from its knowledge of existing stuff. And the secret sauce in all this? Big data, say the computer scientists behind it.
The best of the rest from the arXiv preprint server.