Hello,

We noticed you're browsing in private or incognito mode.

To continue reading this article, please exit incognito mode or log in.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles.

A View from MIT TR Editors

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending July 11, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

  • July 9, 2015

One Man’s Desperate Quest to Cure His Son’s Epilepsy—With Weed
This is a great, thoughtful personal story about reporter Fred Vogelstein’s efforts to halt his son’s epilepsy after many other treatments failed.
Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile

How Virtual Reality Porn Could Bring About World Peace
A disturbing glimpse of what some believe could be VR’s killer app.
Will Knight, senior editor, AI

.@Twitter. Who Do You Think You Are?
Nick Bilton struggles with the question of what Twitter actually is.
—Will Knight

Waste Hours Staring at This Real-Time 3D Map of Objects Orbiting Earth
A fascinating map of all the objects orbiting Earth (including GPS satellites and debris from a 2009 satellite collision).
—Anna Nowogrodzki, intern

Revealed: How Developers Exploit Flawed Planning System to Minimise Affordable Housing
A deeply reported, deeply unsettling dive into the “dark arts of accounting” surrounding the massive Elephant & Castle regeneration project in London. This is the kind of investigative journalism that few outlets other than the Guardian are doing today.
—Richard Martin, senior editor, energy

How You Consist of Trillions of Tiny Machines
This completely fascinating review of two important new books on the “nanoverse” details “one of the most astonishing discoveries of the twentieth century—that our cells are comprised of a series of highly sophisticated ‘little engines’ or nanomachines that carry out life’s vital functions.”
—Richard Martin

The Father of the Emoticon Chases His Great White Whale
The inventor of the smiley emoticon thinks that “invention” has been a mixed blessing for his career.
—Julia Sklar, intern

Why Can’t We Move?
Infrastructure failures are “issues of technology, competitiveness, economic development, and equity.”
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer

Keep up with the latest in intelligent machines at EmTech Digital.

The Countdown has begun.
March 25-26, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Register now
More from Intelligent Machines

Artificial intelligence and robots are transforming how we work and live.

Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe to Print Subscription.
  • Print Subscription {! insider.prices.print_only !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Six print issues per year plus The Download delivered to your email in-box each weekday.

    See details+

    12-month subscription

    Print magazine (6 bi-monthly issues)

    The Download: newsletter delivery each weekday to your inbox

/3
You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. This is your last free article this month. for unlimited online access. You've read all your free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for more, or for unlimited online access. for two more free articles, or for unlimited online access.