Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending November 15, 2013)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- A New Solar Material Shows Its Potential
A material described in Nature could help lead the way to high-efficiency, inexpensive solar cells.
- Stores Sniff Out Smartphones to Follow Shoppers
Indoor location technology brings Internet-style tracking to physical spaces.
- Lurking Inside the iPad Is the Future of High-Def Displays
The appearance of indium gallium zinc oxide transistors in iPads shows that the display industry is poised to begin churning out a new breed of high-performance screens.
- Graphene Supercapacitors Ready for Electric Vehicle Energy Storage, Say Korean Engineers
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
- Jawbone’s New Wristband Adds You to the Internet of Things
Jawbone’s new activity-tracking wristband can be used to start your coffeemaker when you get up.
- Genomics Could Blow Up the Clinical Trial
Genomic technology could accelerate patient trials of new cancer drugs that are targeted to a tumor’s individual molecular profile.
- Three Questions for Computing Pioneer Carver Mead
Carver Mead christened Moore’s Law and helped make it come true. Now he says engineers should experiment with quantum mechanics to advance computing. <
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.
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