A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Computer scientists have used the pattern of social media communication in Syria to reveal the structure of opposing forces in the civil war.
Nobody agrees on how to define a city. But the emergence of “natural cities” from social media data sets may change that, say computational geographers.
Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, will work with Bill Gates to define new products.
On its tenth birthday, Facebook offers users a data-driven trip down memory lane.
A European team of physicists has demonstrated a device that can teleport quantum information to a solid-state quantum memory over telecom fiber, a crucial capability for any future quantum Internet.
The best of the rest from the arXiv preprint server.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
At her memorial service at MIT, Jason Pontin, MIT Technology Review’s editor in chief and publisher, delivered a eulogy for MIT’s director of libraries, who died last October.
Naming the company whose poorly secured data is being used to attack Yahoo Mail accounts could improve online security.