Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 2, 2016)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Wind Fuels the North Sea’s Next Energy Boom
As oil declines, huge wind farms are providing electricity to Northern Europe.
- Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Is a Reminder Autonomous Cars Will Sometimes Screw Up
A death behind the wheel with Tesla’s Autopilot on raises the question of how safe automated cars must be.
- How EnChroma’s Glasses Correct Color-Blindness
People with red-green color-blindness can suddenly discriminate between colors they couldn’t see before.
- The Rocket Fuel for Biden’s “Cancer Moonshot”? Big Data
The National Cancer Institute hopes a new data-sharing agreement with Foundation Medicine is the first of many.
- Funding of Space Ventures Gets a Lift
Extraterrestrial ventures are no longer limited to deep-pocketed tycoons.
- This App Knows Just the Right Emoji for Any Occasion
Having trouble finding the perfect emoji to express yourself?
- Clinics Offering Unproven Stem Cell Therapies Are Proliferating Across the U.S.
Patients don’t need “stem cell tourism” anymore—ineffective and potentially dangerous interventions abound at home.
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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