Saturday, May 1, 2010

Technology Quarterly

The Economist released the latest edition of their wonderful Technology Quarterly a while back. Here are my very belated picks:
  • MIT biomechanic Hugh Herr (fascinating profile and overview of his work).
  • Sexing chickens (a new biochemical method to determine the sex of chickens - alas, the end of the human chicken sexers is in sight).
  • The Net Generation (on whether it's useful or meaningful to talk about a new generation of "digital natives").
  • Translating the web (machine translation and human translators working together. Related: this)