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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending January 17, 2014)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

  • January 17, 2014
  1. Printed Eye Cells Could Help Treat Blindness
    The ability to print retinal cells could lead to new therapies for retinal disorders such as macular degeneration.
  2. Net Neutrality Quashed: New Pricing Schemes, Throttling, and Business Models to Follow
    A court loss for “net neutrality” could mean either a new era of innovation or preferential treatment and higher costs.
  3. Tesla Motors’ Over-the-Air Repairs Are the Way Forward
    Tesla and GM have both issued fire-related recalls, but Tesla’s fix doesn’t require owners to bring their cars in.
  4. How the Friendship Paradox Makes Your Friends Better Than You Are
    The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. Now network scientists say your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
  5. Chasing the Dream of Half-Price Gasoline from Natural Gas
    A startup called Siluria thinks it’s solved a mystery that has stymied huge oil companies for decades.
  6. Does Illumina Have the First $1,000 Genome?
    Illumina announces a new high-end sequencer made for “factory-scale” sequencing of human genomes.
  7. Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb
    A paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.

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