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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 26, 2013)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
July 26, 2013
  1. Look Before You Leap Motion
    Leap Motion’s low-cost gesture-control device is not as easy to use as you might think.
  2. The Paradox of Wearable Technologies
    Can wearable devices augment our activities without distracting us from the real world?
  3. New Hydrogen-Making Method Could Give a Boost to Fuel-Cell Vehicles
    The chemical company BASF has found a greener way to make hydrogen, reviving hopes for fuel-cell vehicles.
  4. Douglas Engelbart’s Unfinished Revolution
    The pioneering Doug Engelbart invented things that transformed computing, but he also intended them to transform humans.
  5. Electronic “Skin” Emits Light When Pressed
    Researchers unveil one of the most complex electronic systems ever built on plastic.
  6. The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing
    Mike Lazaridis invented the BlackBerry. Now he wants to create an industry around quantum computing.
  7. Volunteers See Fukushima Radiation on the Move
    Crowd-sourced data provides a high-res view of radiation levels in Japan.
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