Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 26, 2013)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Look Before You Leap Motion
Leap Motion’s low-cost gesture-control device is not as easy to use as you might think.
- The Paradox of Wearable Technologies
Can wearable devices augment our activities without distracting us from the real world?
- New Hydrogen-Making Method Could Give a Boost to Fuel-Cell Vehicles
The chemical company BASF has found a greener way to make hydrogen, reviving hopes for fuel-cell vehicles.
- Douglas Engelbart’s Unfinished Revolution
The pioneering Doug Engelbart invented things that transformed computing, but he also intended them to transform humans.
- Electronic “Skin” Emits Light When Pressed
Researchers unveil one of the most complex electronic systems ever built on plastic.
- The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing
Mike Lazaridis invented the BlackBerry. Now he wants to create an industry around quantum computing.
- Volunteers See Fukushima Radiation on the Move
Crowd-sourced data provides a high-res view of radiation levels in Japan. <
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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