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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 12, 2013)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
  1. Once a Joke, Battery-Powered Airplanes Are Nearing Reality
    Aerospace companies are working on hybrid electric airplanes, and the earliest versions will likely arrive before the end of the decade.
  2. Next in Wearable Computing: A Device for Dogs
    As Google Glass gains momentum, companies and researchers are trying to decide what will be the next big breakthrough in wearable technology.
  3. Baby Born After Genome Analyzed in IVF Test
    DNA analysis continues its baby boom.
  4. Build Your Own Internet with Mobile Mesh Networking
    Software can let smartphones, Wi-Fi routers, and other hardware link up without centralized Internet service.
  5. Monsanto’s Plan to Help the Honeybee
    Monsanto and others look to RNA interference to fight widespread bee-killing mites.
  6. Why Toyota and GM Are Pushing Fuel-Cell Cars to Market
    Falling costs are making fuel-cell vehicles look like a plausible alternative to conventional cars.
  7. Beijing’s Great Leap Forward
    Kai-Fu Lee trained an army of Chinese engineers at Microsoft and Google. Now they’re turning Beijing into a technology powerhouse.
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