Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
Software able to read a synopsis of Lord of the Rings and answer questions about it could beef up Facebook search.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Physicists have overlooked an obvious place to search for shell-like structures constructed around stars by advanced civilizations to capture their energy.
Facebook hopes that adding functionality like video sharing and shopping to Messenger will help it grow even as competition rises.
Researchers are teasing apart the complex set of links between the virality of a Web story and the emotions it generates.
Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.
A leading researcher issues a call for pills that deliver a full course of treatment in one swallow.
Robots will use the latest computer-vision and machine-learning algorithms to try to perform the work done by humans in vast fulfillment centers.
Microsoft is working to combine biometric data collected by its new wristband with information from your calendar and contacts to make smarter observations.