A View from MIT Technology Review
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending April 12, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Going Nuclear: The Global Picture
Three years after the Fukushima disaster, some countries are pulling back from nuclear power while others grow capacity.
- Cheap Solar Power—at Night
New solar thermal technologies could address solar power’s intermittency problem.
- A Less Resource-Intensive Way to Make Ethanol
Stanford researchers develop a copper catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon monoxide and water to ethanol.
- Why Google’s Modular Smartphone Might Actually Succeed
Google believes open hardware innovation could help it find industries and markets for its software and services.
- The Revival of Cancer Immunotherapy
An old idea for treating cancer is yielding impressive results on cancer patients—and lots of attention from drug companies.
- What Should You Do About Heartbleed? Excellent Question.
An Internet bug had massive potential security implications. But good luck getting information on whether any actual damage was done.
- The Underfunded Project Keeping the Web Secure
A security flaw affecting two-thirds of websites is a reminder that the Web relies on a poorly resourced open-source project.