Facebook is making it easier to avoid your ex on the social network after you break up. How helpful, yet weird.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
A weekly roundup of the best and most important energy reading from around the Web, compiled by MIT Technology Review energy editor Richard Martin.
Sorry, smug technophiles, biology is a lot messier than even the most poorly optimized code.
Psychologists believe that drawing is an important part of children's cognitive development. So an objective analysis of these drawings could provide an important insight into this process, a task that machine vision is ideally suited to.
A pair of physicist-biologists show the many ways animals use hairs to keep clean -- and how we might leverage nature’s design expertise.
A roundup of the best stories on computing from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief.
A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI.
The discovery of a stable form of one-dimensional diamond has scientists racing to understand its properties. The first signs are that diamond nanothread will be more versatile than anyone expected.
Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel argues that conscious machines would deserve special moral consideration akin to our own children.