A View from MIT Technology Review
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending December 20, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- The Troll Hunters
A group of journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose racists, creeps, and hypocrites. Have they gone too far?
- Chemical-Sensing Displays and Other Surprising Uses of Glass
An inside look at Corning’s labs suggests what’s next for the inventor of Gorilla Glass.
- What Are MOOCs Good For?
Online courses may not be changing colleges as their boosters claimed they would, but they can prove valuable in surprising ways.
- On Creativity
How do people get new ideas?
- Desalination out of Desperation
Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.
- Chip-Making Tools Produce Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells
Equipment for making microchips has led to solar cells that are twice as efficient as conventional ones.
- Geneticists Begin Tests of an Internet for DNA
Scientists are starting to open their DNA databases online, creating a network that could pave the way for gene analysis at a new scale.