A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
It’s not certain whether Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down because of mistaken identity, but it is plausible.
Hiding covert messages in plain sight is becoming an increasingly popular form of cyber attack. And security researchers are struggling to catch up.
Imprint Energy is developing a long-lasting, bendable, and rechargeable battery.
A species-altering technology is said to need careful regulation before being released into the wild.
An inexpensive but precise method of detecting type 1 diabetes could be a life-saver.
The inventor of a home helper robot called Jibo discusses the importance of social machines.
Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant for smartphones, will soon be able to control some home-automation gadgets.
The “world’s first family robot” is based on efforts to elicit emotional response in humans—a powerful idea, but one fraught with challenges.
The data from GPS navigating equipment is revealing the most important junctions in traffic-clogged megacities.