The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
With fresh funding from the Thiel Foundation, startup Medella is going up against Google and Microsoft to build a smart contact lens.
A robot capable of rolling on four wheels or walking on two legs shows the value of adaptability during the DARPA's robot event.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Economists have never been able to study the economic shock of mass layoffs on the scale of towns, villages, and households. But anonymized mobile phone data is changing that.
Researchers in the U.K. aim for a new commercial potato that resists many of the worst vulnerabilities of potato crops around the world.
Plans by Hewlett-Packard for computers based on an exotic new electronic device called the memristor are scaled back.
Machine learning gets its first cheating scandal.
Intelligence and law enforcement agencies will have to appeal to a special court on a case-by-case basis for phone data, but it’s not likely to harm security.