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Recommended From Around the Web (Week Ending August 2, 2013)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

  • August 2, 2013

The Billionaire Prince Who Says Saudi Arabia Is in Far Bigger Trouble than the Other Royals Admit
In contrast to Saudi Arabia’s official position, some influential Saudis are worrying about America’s oil boom and attempts to reduce oil consumption.
—Kevin Bullis, energy editor

Fukushima Cleanup Turns Toxic for Japan’s Tepco
A detailed rundown of the toxically complicated Fukushima Daiichi cleanup effort.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor

In the Name of the King
The remarkable story of the effort to collect and sequence Tutankhamen’s DNA.
—Will Knight, online editor

O.K., Glass
The best thing I read this week.
—Rachel Metz, IT editor

Pressure Cookers, Backpacks and Quinoa, Oh My
A first-person account shows how closely the authorities are watching our Google searches.
—J. Juniper Friedman, Web producer

Smarter Cars Open New Doors to Smarter Thieves
Please don’t hack my car!
—David Sweeney, marketing communications manager

Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?
Michael Lewis investigates the case of a computer programmer prosecuted by Goldman Sachs.
—Will Knight, online editor

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