A View from MIT Technology Review
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending February 7, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- A Battery for Electronics That Lasts Twice as Long
A startup called SolidEnergy has developed a kind of lithium-ion battery that stores far more energy.
- The Anti-Aging Pill
Facing a long wait for evidence, a longevity researcher takes an unusual path to market.
- Holding Data Hostage: The Perfect Internet Crime?
Thousands of people will have their personal files held hostage this year, by software that uses virtually unbreakable encryption.
- Smartphone Test for HIV and Syphilis Costs Pennies
A phone attachment using cheap disposable cartridges rapidly tests for HIV and syphilis in a Rwandan trial.
- A Startup’s Neural Network Can Understand Video
Software that understands what it sees in video could lead to new forms of advertising, or make video editing easier.
- Atom-Thick Silicon Makes Crazy-Fast Transistors
An exotic form of silicon, called silicene, could enable a new generation of faster computers.
- The Facebook Page That Posts the Same Picture Every Day
A Facebook page that posts the same picture of an Italian singer every day has become the central part of a research project to understand how we use social media.