Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
Sure, lithium-ion batteries have risks, but so do gasoline-powered cars.
An Apple engineer discloses how the company’s premier recommendation engine parses millions of iTunes libraries.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. Now network scientists say your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
In theory, quantum batteries such as atoms and molecules can store and release energy on demand almost perfectly–provided they are entangled, says physicists
Japanese researchers build a gun capable of stopping speakers in mid-sentence.
The digital cash lacks most of the features economists value in a currency, says David Yermack.
The idea that the Twitter stream is a window into the future is persuasive. But is it true?
Security analysts reveal the inner workings of China’s efforts to block the Tor anonymity network–and how to get around this censorship.
Why the world’s most famous outsourcing hub for tiny tasks is littered with spam and shoddy workmanship.