Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
A chip that tracks how a police officer’s gun is being used could prove useful in investigations and court cases.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Swiss scientists achieve a remarkable mashup of optogenetics, synthetic biology, and brain control.
A new device lets you use the unique pattern of your irises in place of passwords–and the technology will also be built into laptops.
Startup Knightscope is preparing to roll out human-size robot patrols.
The effects of atmospheric carbon linger for centuries, so historical emissions totals are relevant context for the global climate policy debate.
The ebb and flow of geolocated Twitter activity is a “social microscope” that reveals the heartbeat of a city, say complexity scientists.
A smartphone-based virtual reality headset from Samsung and Oculus VR could make the technology more accessible, but it also demonstrates a new set of challenges.
A Carnegie Mellon researcher shows that designing robots to ask for human assistance can make them a lot more useful.