Skip to Content

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending June 14, 2014)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
  1. Digital Summit: Microsoft’s Quantum Search for the “Next Transistor”
    Microsoft is investing in quantum physics research that could lead to a whole new kind of computer.
  2. Why the EPA Regulations Go Easy on Coal States
    Huge differences in renewable energy and natural gas potential influenced the EPA’s proposed carbon regulations.
  3. Biotech Makes Personalized Cancer Vaccines Using Tumor Samples
    Training immune cells with genes harvested from a patient’s own tumor could make an already promising new cancer treatment even better.
  4. My Life, Logged
    If a device could capture every moment in life for your easy recall later, would you want it to? There are plenty of things I’d rather forget.
  5. Three Questions with a Solar Pioneer
    The workhorse of conventional solar power, silicon solar cells, could soon be cheap and efficient enough to beat fossil fuels.
  6. Exotic, Highly-Efficient Solar Cells May Soon Get Cheaper
    A new way to make the most efficient and powerful types of solar cells could help solar power compete with fossil fuels.
  7. Why Apple Wants to Help You Track Your Health
    Apple is betting that self-tracking will become more common, and more clinically important.
  8. <

Keep Reading

Most Popular

Europe&#039;s AI Act concept
Europe&#039;s AI Act concept

A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of

The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.

Uber Autonomous Vehicles parked in a lot
Uber Autonomous Vehicles parked in a lot

It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them.

If they ever hit our roads for real, other drivers need to know exactly what they are.

supermassive black hole at center of Milky Way
supermassive black hole at center of Milky Way

This is the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy

The stunning image was made possible by linking eight existing radio observatories across the globe.

transplant surgery
transplant surgery

The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus

The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose WongIllustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.