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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending June 14, 2014)

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

  • June 13, 2014
  1. Digital Summit: Microsoft’s Quantum Search for the “Next Transistor”
    Microsoft is investing in quantum physics research that could lead to a whole new kind of computer.
  2. Why the EPA Regulations Go Easy on Coal States
    Huge differences in renewable energy and natural gas potential influenced the EPA’s proposed carbon regulations.
  3. Biotech Makes Personalized Cancer Vaccines Using Tumor Samples
    Training immune cells with genes harvested from a patient’s own tumor could make an already promising new cancer treatment even better.
  4. My Life, Logged
    If a device could capture every moment in life for your easy recall later, would you want it to? There are plenty of things I’d rather forget.
  5. Three Questions with a Solar Pioneer
    The workhorse of conventional solar power, silicon solar cells, could soon be cheap and efficient enough to beat fossil fuels.
  6. Exotic, Highly-Efficient Solar Cells May Soon Get Cheaper
    A new way to make the most efficient and powerful types of solar cells could help solar power compete with fossil fuels.
  7. Why Apple Wants to Help You Track Your Health
    Apple is betting that self-tracking will become more common, and more clinically important.

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