Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending December 26, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- The 6 Most Important Things That Happened in Virtual Reality in 2015
A lot happened in virtual reality this year; here are the key things to remember.
- A Giant Leap (Backward) for Space Travel
By successfully returning one of its rockets to Earth, SpaceX has shown a way to revolutionize the space industry.
- In the Future, Magnets May Track Your Fingers in Virtual Reality
Oculus and university researchers are working on a project that relies on electromagnets to keep an eye on all your fingers in virtual space.
- Hot and Violent
Researchers have begun to understand the economic and social damage caused by climate change.
- Early Intervention
We need therapies to help those with Down syndrome reach their potential.
- A Master Algorithm Lets Robots Teach Themselves to Perform Complex Tasks
One researcher has developed a simple way to let robots generate remarkably sophisticated behaviors.
- Brain Scars Detected in Concussions
A closer look at the brains of soldiers who have suffered concussions reveals evidence of injuries that were invisible to conventional imaging methods. <
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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