Facebook’s Auto-Playing Videos In an ISIS Era
This was well worth the call-out: if a Facebooker posts video showing the machine-gun massacre of children, it might auto-play, and you can’t tag it as violent or offensive.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
Drone Flights Face FAA Hit (Note: Paywall)
Drone makers’ dreams of skies swarming with tiny aircraft have been tempered by suggestions that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will place strict controls on who can fly even small crewless planes.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
What North Dakota Would Look Like if Its Oil Drilling Lines Were Aboveground
Very cool visualization of the oil shale drilling lines in North Dakota.
—Kevin Bullis, senior editor, materials
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.