Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 12, 2013)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Once a Joke, Battery-Powered Airplanes Are Nearing Reality
Aerospace companies are working on hybrid electric airplanes, and the earliest versions will likely arrive before the end of the decade.
- Next in Wearable Computing: A Device for Dogs
As Google Glass gains momentum, companies and researchers are trying to decide what will be the next big breakthrough in wearable technology.
- Baby Born After Genome Analyzed in IVF Test
DNA analysis continues its baby boom.
- Build Your Own Internet with Mobile Mesh Networking
Software can let smartphones, Wi-Fi routers, and other hardware link up without centralized Internet service.
- Monsanto’s Plan to Help the Honeybee
Monsanto and others look to RNA interference to fight widespread bee-killing mites.
- Why Toyota and GM Are Pushing Fuel-Cell Cars to Market
Falling costs are making fuel-cell vehicles look like a plausible alternative to conventional cars.
- Beijing’s Great Leap Forward
Kai-Fu Lee trained an army of Chinese engineers at Microsoft and Google. Now they’re turning Beijing into a technology powerhouse. <
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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