Hello,

We noticed you're browsing in private or incognito mode.

To continue reading this article, please exit incognito mode or log in.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles.

A View from MIT Technology Review

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 31, 2014)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

  • June 2, 2014
  1. 10-4, Good Computer: Automated System Lets Trucks Convoy as One
    A recent demonstration involving two trucks tethered by computer control shows how automation and vehicle-to-vehicle communication are creeping onto the roads.
  2. Why Facebook is Becoming Like Google+
    Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to “unbundle” Facebook makes his social network more like Google’s.
  3. Google’s Experimental Smartphone Captures a Future Mapped in 3-D
    Early testers are building a range of prototypes from drones to immersive video games using Google’s 3-D mapping smartphone.
  4. Genome Editing to Reverse “Bubble Boy” Syndrome
    Researchers used an emerging technique to correct the gene behind a fatal immune system disorder in an infant.
  5. Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings
    A $70 million program will try to develop brain implants able to regulate emotions in the mentally ill.
  6. A Battery Made of Iron Could Improve the Economics of Solar and Wind Power
    A new type of flow battery could allow renewable-energy developers to store power until it’s most valuable.
  7. How Statisticians Found Air France Flight 447 Two Years After It Crashed Into Atlantic
    After more than a year of unsuccessful searching, authorities called in an elite group of statisticians. Working on their recommendations, the next search found the wreckage just a week later.
More from Intelligent Machines

Artificial intelligence and robots are transforming how we work and live.

Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe to MIT Technology Review.
  • Print + All Access Digital {! insider.prices.print_digital !}* Best Value

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    The best of MIT Technology Review in print and online, plus unlimited access to our online archive, an ad-free web experience, discounts to MIT Technology Review events, and The Download delivered to your email in-box each weekday.

    See details+

    12-month subscription

    Unlimited access to all our daily online news and feature stories

    6 bi-monthly issues of print + digital magazine

    10% discount to MIT Technology Review events

    Access to entire PDF magazine archive dating back to 1899

    Ad-free website experience

    The Download: newsletter delivery each weekday to your inbox

    The MIT Technology Review App

  • All Access Digital {! insider.prices.digital !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    The digital magazine, plus unlimited site access, our online archive, and The Download delivered to your email in-box each weekday.

    See details+

    12-month subscription

    Unlimited access to all our daily online news and feature stories

    Digital magazine (6 bi-monthly issues)

    Access to entire PDF magazine archive dating back to 1899

    The Download: newsletter delivery each weekday to your inbox

  • Print Subscription {! insider.prices.print_only !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Six print issues per year plus The Download delivered to your email in-box each weekday.

    See details+

    12-month subscription

    Print magazine (6 bi-monthly issues)

    The Download: newsletter delivery each weekday to your inbox

/3
You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. This is your last free article this month. for unlimited online access. You've read all your free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for more, or for unlimited online access. for two more free articles, or for unlimited online access.