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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 26, 2014)

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

  • July 25, 2014
  1. Can Technology Fix Medicine?
    Medical data is a hot spot for venture investing and product innovation. The payoff could be better care.
  2. No Man’s Sky: A Vast Game Crafted by Algorithms
    A new computer game, No Man’s Sky, demonstrates a new way to build computer games filled with diverse flora and fauna.
  3. Urban Jungle a Tough Challenge for Google’s Autonomous Cars
    It may be decades before autonomous vehicles can reliably handle the real world, experts say.
  4. Chinese Researchers Stop Wheat Disease with Gene Editing
    Researchers have created wheat that is resistant to a common disease, using advanced gene editing methods.
  5. Could “Force Illusions” Help Wearables Catch On?
    Researchers have made haptic interfaces that create the sensation of being pushed or pulled by an invisible force.
  6. More than a Hundred Genetic Variants Tied to Schizophrenia
    A multinational research collaboration has identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with an increased risk for the psychiatric disease.
  7. Super-Dense Computer Memory
    Researchers have discovered a new way to make chips that could pack terabytes into smartphones.

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