Bitcoin doesn't have to replace government-backed money to improve the way we do business online.
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.
A Facebook study of 10 million users shows that your selection of friends holds more sway than filtering algorithms when it comes to seeing news from opposing political viewpoints.
A few Tesla drivers are rewriting the programming in the Model S to make the car do interesting new things.
An electronic device called the memristor could be our best hope for making practical chips that borrow design points from the human brain.
Spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced the toughest fibers ever measured, say materials scientists.
As Facebook offers free data on mobile phones in India, a competing plan makes the same technology available to any Android app in 15 countries.
The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server.