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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week ending August 22, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting and important articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
  1. 35 Innovators Under 35
    Our 15th annual celebration of people who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs.
  2. Researcher Demonstrates How to Suck Carbon from the Air, Make Stuff from It
    A novel electrochemical process sequesters carbon in the form of a versatile building material.
  3. Inside Illumina’s Plans to Lure Consumers with an App Store for Genomes
    An app store that holds your DNA, then sells it to you little by little.
  4. Intel’s Reinvention of the Hard Drive Could Make All Kinds of Computers Faster
    A new kind of hard drive available next year will be able to move your data many times faster than the best today.
  5. Synthetic Life Seeks Work
    A startup company says it is expanding the language of DNA to create new tools for drug discovery.
  6. A Robotic Walk in the Woods
    A humanoid machine stumbling around the forest does not foreshadow a robot uprising.
  7. Startup Aims to Beat Google to Market with Self-Driving Golf Cart
    The startup Auro says its self-driving golf cart will lead to autonomous shuttles for theme parks, vacation resorts, and retirement communities.
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