Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 25, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Will Football Players Someday Take a Concussion Pill?
New research provides a potential pathway to a drug to save people from the progressive damage of severe or repeated concussions.
- British Navy Warship Tests a 3-D-Printed Drone at Sea
The successful launch of a 3-D-printed drone from a ship shows a possible route to cheaper autonomous aircraft.
- Inside Amazon
At a new fulfillment center in New Jersey, humans and robots work together in a highly efficient system.
- Google’s Self-Driving-Car Chief Defends Safety Record
The head of Google’s project to develop a self-driving vehicle, Chris Urmson, says his cars are considerably safer than those driven by humans.
- New GMO Rice for Higher Yield, Less Global Warming
Rice plants try this one weird trick to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and increase yield.
- Controlling the Police Cameras
If police must wear body cameras, we need to make sure they’re recording when they should, and only then.
- To Treat Alzheimer’s, Drugmakers Embrace Early Intervention, Imaging Tests
New antibody drugs show promise in slowing the advance of Alzheimer’s disease. <
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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