Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
Don’t bet against SpaceX’s ability to land a capsule on Mars. But colonization probably remains further off than it seems.
A drug company says economic sticks, not just carrots, are needed to fix the reproducibility crisis in science.
Apple wants to make more money from cloud services—an area it doesn’t traditionally excel in that has many competitors.
Materials scientists have studied the mechanical properties of 3-D-printed materials while ignoring their electrical properties. That looks set to change.
NASA says it could study features the size of Central Park on distant exoplanets by using the sun as a giant gravity lens.
Amazon’s same-day delivery service skirts many predominantly minority neighborhoods, raising a familiar charge that tech-company business imperatives can result in de facto digital inequality.
The technology already exists to give third-party apps and devices access to cable content. The question is whether the cable companies will support it.
The once-dominant chipmaker is cutting 12,000 workers, and several emerging technological trends may cause even more difficulty.
Google’s “pirate” research group is now leaderless, and none of the projects it has birthed have caught on at scale.