A View from MIT TR Editors
Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending January 17, 2014)
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
China Cloning on an “Industrial Scale”
The BBC reports from China’s genome institute, the BGI. Together, the video and text give us a look at its pig cloning factory, where some 500 pigs are cloned each year to study human diseases and to try to improve yields on farms.
—Susan Young, biomedicine editor
Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own
I love snorkeling and scuba diving so this would be fantastic!
—Rob Finley, west coast sales director
See the Inner Anatomy of Barbie, Mario, and Mickey Mouse—Bones, Guts, and All
This artist renders the anatomies of popular character dolls and figures.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
NSA Can Hack You Even If You Aren’t Connected to the Internet
Cutting the wire certainly does not cut it anymore.
—Colby Wheeler, manager of information technology
The Case for an Antibiotics Tax
The Washington Post’s Wonkblog has a nice analysis of the argument, advanced by two economists in a recent article in a prominent medical journal, that we should tax antibiotics to deter the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
Is This Thing On?
A hearty exegesis of this question: why does audio never go viral?
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
The Artist of the Unbreakable Code
A fascinating story about Elgar’s enduring cryptographic codes.
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