Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending March 26, 2016)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Controlling Diabetes with a Skin Patch
A flexible tattoo senses glucose levels in sweat and delivers a drug as needed.
- Genome Discovery Holds Key to Designer Organisms
Scientists are homing in on the fewest genes needed for an organism to survive.
- The Race for the Ultra-Efficient Jet Engine of the Future
Two radically different engine designs aim to make flying cleaner and quieter. Which one will win?
- Ivanpah’s Problems Could Signal the End of Concentrated Solar in the U.S.
Canceled solar thermal projects are likely to mean the technology’s future is dim in the U.S., so companies are looking overseas.
- Apple Hopes You’ll Talk to Your iPhone and Call Your Doctor in the Morning
Apple wants doctors to tell patients to use their iPhone to track their conditions at home.
- Brain-Zapping Headphones Could Make You a Better Athlete
But some researchers think it’s irresponsible to market them to consumers.
- The Apple Event Was Boring
Big product reveals are part of Apple’s identity. The company should hold fewer of them to keep things interesting. <
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.”
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.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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