The Indian Sanitary Pad Revolutionary
This story of an Indian man’s obsessive quest to develop a less expensive sanitary napkin must be read to be believed.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
German Companies Take Back the Power (WSJ paywall)
The Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece on how German companies are increasingly going off the grid and generating their own electricity.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
A Vast Hidden Surveillance Network Runs Across America, Powered by the Repo Industry
Police surveillance isn’t the only issue; the practice of repo men using license-plate scanners to find possible targets is mushrooming, and feeding into national databases revealing the location of cars and their owners.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
When State-of-the-Art Is Second Best
Pressure-sensitive robotic hands and other recent advances in prosthetic technology are exciting, but for many amputees, low-tech options are still the best fit.
—Susan Young, biomedicine editor
Privacy at Peril: From One Tweet, a Full-blown Hack
An interesting tale about how easily our lives can be “hacked” by anyone who’s starting with just a little online information, much of which we put on the Web ourselves.
—Rachel Metz, IT editor, Web & social media
Wired’s Guide to Music in 2014
The March 2014 issue of Wired magazine offers a guide to grooving out.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
The Newsonomics of Newsweek’s Pricey Relaunch
Don’t miss this Nieman Journalism Lab analysis of Newsweek’s print relaunch and its risky new revenue strategy.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state
Heat-sensing cameras and face recognition systems may help fight covid-19—but they also make us complicit in the high-tech oppression of Uyghurs.
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