A View from MIT TR Editors
Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending April 4, 2015)
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Living with a Computer
“When I sit down to write a letter or start the first draft of an article, I simply type on the keyboard and the words appear on the screen.” An Atlantic article from 1982 surfaced online this week.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Germanwings Flight 4U9525: What’s It Like to Listen to a Black Box Recording?
Air crash investigators who listen to black box recordings have a doubly challenging job. As they try to figure out the cause of a crash, they hear people in their final moments alive.
Re: Our Relationship
Interesting story about what you can discover when you analyze your relationship statistically (in this case, through e-mails sent back and forth between a boyfriend and girlfriend).
—Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile
U.S. Gives Threatened Status to Northern Long-Eared Bat
Virtual viruses and hacks are an important concern, but there’s another aspect of life being affected by literal viruses.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer