Intelligent Machines

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending March 7, 2015)

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

Mar 6, 2015
  1. Engineering the Perfect Baby
    Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Should they stop before it’s too late?
  2. Google Researchers Make Quantum Computing Components More Reliable
    Researchers from a university and Google demonstrate a crucial error-correction step needed to make quantum computing practical.
  3. Five Cool Things Revealed at Mobile World Congress
    This year’s Mobile World Congress was about everything except the mobile phones.
  4. An App Inspired by App Overload
    An app called Vurb aims to make it easier to search for stuff to do using a smartphone.
  5. Electronic Inks Make 3-D Printing More Promising
    A startup called Voxel8 is using materials expertise to extend the capabilities of 3-D printing.
  6. Smart Watches Show More Style and Substance
    New and improved smart watches were unveiled at Mobile World Congress—but consumers remain unconvinced.
  7. Zuckerberg: Internet Growth Means More than Drones
    Efforts to expand Internet access via mobile technologies may be stymied by economic and social challenges.