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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending June 20, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
  1. Biotech’s Coming Cancer Cure
    Supercharge your immune cells to defeat cancer? Juno Therapeutics believes its treatments can do exactly that.
  2. Who Will Own the Robots?
    We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates?
  3. EmTech Digital 2015 Media Coverage
    MIT Technology Review’s annual emerging digital technology event garners hundreds of stories, millions of eyeballs.
  4. Climate Change: Why the Tropical Poor Will Suffer Most
    As the Pope calls for action on climate change, a growing body of evidence shows that low-latitude countries will feel the heaviest effects of global warming.
  5. Soft Robotic Glove Could Put Daily Life Within Patients’ Grasp
    The latest in assistive technology is a lightweight glove that helps patients with limited mobility grab and pick up objects.
  6. Scientists Capture the Energy of Evaporation to Drive Tiny Engines
    Devices produce electricity from spores resting on water’s surface, but practical applications remain distant.
  7. Facebook and Google Think You’re Ready for Some More Facial Recognition
    New services from Facebook and Google extend the reach of facial recognition. Do people still find it creepy?
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