A View from MIT TR Editors
Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending November 15, 2014)
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
He’s a tech prophet, a follicle wonder, and a scent connoisseur. Is there nothing Shingy can’t do?
—Colin Jaworski, deputy art director
The Real Story of U.S. Coal
A colorful story about the world’s largest coal mine, located in Wyoming.
Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbee’s Life of Sculpting with Nails
Forged 12-inch spikes welded together with the meticulousness of an engineer and the intensity of a mad geometrician.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
The Great Depression
This Nature special series on depression takes on the fallout, both scientific and personal, from the stigma of living with mental disorders.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
U.S. Agencies Struggle vs. Cyberattacks
A good in-depth analysis of some of the cybercrime-related challenges facing the federal government. While not surprising, it is alarming.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
The Mercenaries: Ex-NSA Hackers and Their Corporate Clients Are Stretching Legal Boundaries and Shaping the Future of Cyberwar.
How a new “military Internet complex” is forming in Washington, D.C., to help the U.S. government – and maybe even corporations – attack their enemies.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief