A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Noise maps are notoriously time-consuming and expensive to make. Unless you crowdsource the data from smartphones, say Australian engineers.
Thanks to Google, Minecraft players can now toy with quantum teleportation and Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance.”
Magnetic hard discs can store data for little more than a decade. But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more.
The best of the rest from the arXiv preprint server
There is reason to doubt Edward Snowden’s claim that Russian or Chinese spies have not seen the NSA files he leaked.
Criminals are increasingly using the internet to turn dirty money into a spotless shade of green. Now a report written for the United Nations lifts the lid on many of these increasingly popular techniques.
GE hopes to increase power output at existing wind turbines by offering free upgrades–you just pay if the upgrades work.
Twitter data reveals the cities that set trends and those that follow. And the difference may be in the way air passengers carry information across the country, by-passing the Internet, say network scientists.