A View from MIT TR Editors
Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending July 18, 2015)
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
The Really Big One
An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
—Megan Barnett, deputy editor
Can I Post a Photo of a Bad Driver?
On the ethics of “digilantism.”
Thanks to Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, We’re All Gamers Now
A nice piece about the legacy of the games industry pioneer who sadly passed away this month.
When Your Manicure Comes Alive
Is the world ready for 3-D-printed fingernails?
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
How Spyware Peddler Hacking Team Was Publicly Dismantled
How the secrets of a company that sells hacking and surveillance tools to disreputable governments were spilled when it became a hacking victim itself.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Mapping Every Single Job in the U.S.
A visual documentation of America’s employment according to race.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
The Women Who Rule Pluto
The way I learned the planetary mnemonic was: “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas”—not my very energetic, or enthusiastic, or emphatic mother, which is how it sometimes goes. By that same token, I was thrilled to learn that more women than ever played a crucial role in this NASA mission.
—Julia Sklar, intern