This week in Tech Reads: internet drones, bee brain surgery, the continued search for Flight 370, and more.

  • Jordan Golson explains how, despite all the tracking and navigation technology out there, it's still possible to lose an airplane in 2014. [Wired]
  • Brian Fung shows us how we know that Flight 370 kept flying for hours after it was lost on radar, even if we don't know where it was flying. [The Washington Post]
  • Iain Marlow thinks "internet drones," pitched as a way to get high speed internet to developing countries, is a dumb libertarian fantasy. [The Globe and Mail]
  • Rebecca Hiscott explains eight different ways that electronics have changed the way our brains work. [Medium]
  • Justin Nobel looks at how the U.S. military is researching night vision for robots—by performing brain surgery on bees. [Nautilus]
  • Dave Shumka talks to a physicist to answer the question we all asked ourselves as kids: can a power chord from a cranked-up electric guitar really blast your dad through a wall? [CBC Music]
  • David Kushner has an exclusive interview with Dong Nguyen, the beleaguered 28-year-old developer who invented, presumably got rich on, and then promptly canceled the hit mobile game Flappy Bird. [Rolling Stone]
  • John Brownlee brings us the story behind the sound familiar to any home theater enthusiast or movie special effects nut: the THX Deep Note. [Co.Design]

Image: A woman writes on a board of messages and well wishes dedicated to people involved with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia. A Malaysian passenger jet missing for more than a week had its communications deliberately disabled and its last signal came about seven and a half hours after takeoff, meaning it could have ended up as far as Kazakhstan or deep in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)