A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Astrobiologists are overwhelmed by the huge volume of images from other planets. Now they have help in the form of a system that automatically identifies objects of interest in geological images
On a closed track against a powerful head/tailwind, what racing strategy should a cyclist adopt? One engineer has derived a simple rule-of-thumb that gives the answer
Tesla files patents on metal air batteries, but probably won’t use the technology for some time.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server
Because they won’t promote technological development, proposed carbon regs will have little impact.
Theorists have discovered a new optical force that is analogous to the thrust that keeps aircraft aloft and causes tennis balls to swerve.
The new version of Apple’s mobile operating system is a lot to get used to, but I have a feeling the changes in iOS 7 are for the best
Computer scientists have developed a technique for reconstructing missing web resources from the context in which they appeared, just like archaeologists in the physical world
A new app for Google’s head-mounted computer helps beginners with car maintenance