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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending January 31, 2014)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
  1. “Honey Encryption” Will Bamboozle Attackers with Fake Secrets
    A new approach to encryption beats attackers by presenting them with fake data.
  2. Bitcoin Pioneer Arrested
    Officials have charged another Bitcoin entrepreneur with money laundering.
  3. A 96-Antenna System Tests the Next Generation of Wireless
    Rice University is testing a highly efficient wireless communications system.
  4. Why It’s Fine That Obama Didn’t Mention Tar Sands
    A proposed pipeline from Canada won’t increase greenhouse gas emssions.
  5. First Tests of Prototype Organic Wires Grown from Seedlings
    Self-growing circuits made out of biological structures such as plant stems act as temperature sensors and more, says expert in unconventional computing.
  6. Audi Bets on Bio Gasoline Startup
    Startup Global Bioenergies uses genetic engineering to avoid one of the costliest steps in biofuel production.
  7. How a Database of the World’s Knowledge Shapes Google’s Future
    Compiling a giant database of all the facts in the world could help Google’s future products understand you better.
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