Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending August 23, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- 35 Innovators Under 35 | 2014
Our 14th annual celebration of people who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs.
- In Praise of Efficient Price Gouging
Uber’s most important innovation is the way it prices its services. But that innovation has not been unreservedly welcomed by customers. They’re wrong.
- Insect Farming Is Taking Shape as Demand for Animal Feed Rises
As the world grows hungrier for animal protein, insects could be the new way to feed livestock.
- An Air-Quality Monitor You Take with You
Startup Chemisense is developing a wearable chemical sensor that could help asthma sufferers avoid attacks.
- Robots Rising
Do robots kill jobs? Not necessarily.
- A Startup Hopes to Teach Computers to Spot Tumors in Medical Scans
Enlitic wants to make medicine smarter and faster with machine learning.
- Researchers Hack Into Michigan’s Traffic Lights
Security flaws in a system of networked stoplights point to looming problems with an increasingly connected infrastructure. <
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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