Over the weekend, I received this email from Christine Corbett Moran, a theoretical physicist at the University of Zurich:
“I’m a big fan of http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/ (I’m doing a PhD in astrophysics) and wanted to have a minute-by-minute best-of-the-arXiv site, so I built phygg.com on top of the open source CMS platform pligg. The content is identical to arXiv with a twist: voting papers up and down is enabled, and when a paper gets enough votes it moves from the upcoming section to the front page a la digg.com.
I was wondering if you would consider writing about it as I’m trying to build the user base so that it’s even more informative and useful. Currently only the sections relevant to my astrophysics work (astro-ph and gr-qc) are uploaded as thusfar I’ve only been reaching out to my own research group and collaborators but if a few people who have reach to a wider audience of physicists publicize the site I’m willing to expand to the entire physics arXiv.
The inside story of how ChatGPT was built from the people who made it
Exclusive conversations that take us behind the scenes of a cultural phenomenon.
How Rust went from a side project to the world’s most-loved programming language
For decades, coders wrote critical systems in C and C++. Now they turn to Rust.
Design thinking was supposed to fix the world. Where did it go wrong?
An approach that promised to democratize design may have done the opposite.
Sam Altman invested $180 million into a company trying to delay death
Can anti-aging breakthroughs add 10 healthy years to the human life span? The CEO of OpenAI is paying to find out.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.