Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending October 4, 2013)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Depth-Sensing Cameras Head to Mobile Devices
Adding 3-D sensors to existing and future mobile devices will lead to augmented-reality games, handheld 3-D scanning, and better photography.
- A Hospital Takes Its Own Big-Data Medicine
Experts from Facebook and genetics labs team up to help doctors make personalized predictions about their patients.
- How Apple Could Boost Speeds 20 Times on the Next iPhone
The new iPhone breaks ground by seamlessly sharing Wi-Fi and 4G for Siri. Further tweaks could boost bandwidth 20-fold in some cases.
- How Your Facebook Profile Reveals More About Your Personality Than You Know
Researchers look at social media to understand how updates and “likes” differ between personality types.
- Genetically Modified Bacteria Produce 50 Percent More Fuel
By changing the way certain organisms process sugar, UCLA researchers have shown how to produce more biofuel.
- Graphene Could Make Data Centers and Supercomputers More Efficient
New research suggests graphene could enable highly efficient optical communication in chips for data centers and supercomputers.
- World’s First Quantum Metamaterial Unveiled
German researchers have designed, built, and tested the first metamaterial made out of superconducting quantum resonators. <
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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