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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending May 10, 2014)

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

  • May 9, 2014
  1. The Next Startup Craze: Food 2.0
    Silicon Valley investors and startups are trying to improve our food. Do they bring anything to the table?
  2. Why Some Doctors Like Google Glass So Much
    The way some emergency doctors are using Glass highlights the promise, and the limitations, of wearable technology.
  3. Talk of an Internet Fast Lane Is Already Hurting Some Startups
    Some VCs say the FCC’s latest net neutrality proposal will raise costs for startups that need fast connections or use a lot of bandwidth.
  4. Two Carbon-Trapping Plants Offer Hope of Cleaner Coal
    Coal power plants in Saskatchewan and Mississippi will limit emissions, thanks to special circumstances.
  5. How and Why U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Falling
    Recent data clarify the trends causing emissions to shrink to their lowest level since 1995.
  6. Ambri Funding Influx Suggests a New Day for Grid Batteries
    Ambri raises money to build a commercial-scale factory for batteries that promise low-cost, multi-hour energy storage for the grid.
  7. Tesla Plans to Start Building Its Gigafactory Next Month
    Elon Musk says he’s increasingly confident that a massive factory will lower battery costs enough for a mass-market electric vehicle.

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