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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending April 19, 2014)

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

  • April 17, 2014

In Space, Pee Is for Power
Could urine be turned into electricity on space stations?
—Colby Wheeler, manager of information technology

Can Facebook Innovate? A Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook’s CEO on how he’s trying to split Facebook into a suite of multiple, more specialized apps—some of which are more private.
Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT

Banksy’s Latest Works Tackle Technology, Surveillance and Our Crumbling Humanity
Banksy goes digital, kind of.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant

Bitcoin Creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Unmasked—Again?
Is Nick Szabo Satoshi Nakamoto? WSJ cites evidence.
Antonio Regalado, senior editor, business

Google Unveils Project Ara, a ‘Modular’ Smartphone
“You may want a blood-sugar monitor and a cigarette lighter on your phone. Why should you not have that.”
—Antonio Regalado

The U.S. Government Wants 6,000 New ‘Cyber Warriors’ by 2016
A digital draft?
—Antonio Regalado

China’s Coal Boom Is Slowing — That’s a Huge Deal for Climate Change
Vox has a helpful explainer that contextualizes recent reports that the growth of coal consumption in China is slowing.
Mike Orcutt, research editor

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