A View from MIT TR Editors
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending October 24, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Drivers Push Tesla’s Autopilot Beyond Its Abilities
Tesla says its new Autopilot feature is not synonymous with autonomous driving, but some drivers are acting like it is.
- First Gene-Edited Dogs Reported in China
An extra-muscular beagle has been created through genome engineering. Are we on our way to customizing the DNA of our pets?
- Twitter Boasts of What It Can Do with Your Data
Twitter unveils initiatives aimed at making money from its users’ data and behavior.
- Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill
Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality.
- Scientists Hope to Lengthen Dog Years
A drug that helps people after organ transplants has extended the lives of fruit flies, worms, and mice. The next step is to see what it will do for our pets.
- TerraPower Quietly Explores New Nuclear Reactor Strategy
The startup is exploring a molten chloride reactor concept, but says it remains committed to traveling wave reactors.
- You’ve Been Misled About What Makes a Good Password
Common advice on how to make a strong password is misleading, according to a new study of password-guessing techniques.