This week’s most interesting and thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
The departure of the EU’s second-largest economy could have unsettling implications for the Paris climate accord.
We seem to be idolizing algorithms, imagining they are more objective than their creators.
Decision making is influenced by the complexity of the situation, the skill of the decision maker, and the time pressure. But one of these is much more important than the others, a new study reveals.
Stroke survivor Jim Gass wanted to be healed with stem cells. Instead, they ended up hurting him.
Scaling up the hardware could one day solve problems well beyond the ability of current computers.
Applying network theory to medieval records suggests that historical events are governed by “laws of history,” just as nature is bound by the laws of physics.
The iPhone maker says it stopped obscuring crucial operating system code to boost performance—a change that could also improve device security.
The ability to learn how to perform physical tasks will make robots much more useful—it will also be a key component of general intelligence.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.