Connectivity

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 25, 2015)

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

Jul 24, 2015
  1. Will Football Players Someday Take a Concussion Pill?
    New research provides a potential pathway to a drug to save people from the progressive damage of severe or repeated concussions.
  2. British Navy Warship Tests a 3-D-Printed Drone at Sea
    The successful launch of a 3-D-printed drone from a ship shows a possible route to cheaper autonomous aircraft.
  3. Inside Amazon
    At a new fulfillment center in New Jersey, humans and robots work together in a highly efficient system.
  4. Google’s Self-Driving-Car Chief Defends Safety Record
    The head of Google’s project to develop a self-driving vehicle, Chris Urmson, says his cars are considerably safer than those driven by humans.
  5. New GMO Rice for Higher Yield, Less Global Warming
    Rice plants try this one weird trick to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and increase yield.
  6. Controlling the Police Cameras
    If police must wear body cameras, we need to make sure they’re recording when they should, and only then.
  7. To Treat Alzheimer’s, Drugmakers Embrace Early Intervention, Imaging Tests
    New antibody drugs show promise in slowing the advance of Alzheimer’s disease.