A selection of the most interesting and intriguing arXiv papers from the past week.
A special ring and a modified smart watch make human skin a touch interface for playing games and more.
Starbucks’s efforts to head off climate change and its impact on coffee bend to business realities.
Sticking a fuel cell in a smokestack could dramatically reduce emissions.
Startup Viv says it has invented a smarter virtual assistant—but it could be smothered by the business clout of tech giants like Apple and Amazon.
Why the program beloved as “ZapZap” matters so much in Brazil.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
SolarReserve says it will work with the world’s largest coal supplier to help reduce China’s dependence on fossil fuels, but details are still murky.
A gene therapy for an inherited immune disease completes a 27-year journey.
Millions more could be exposed to the virus by 2018, the earliest a vaccine will be ready.