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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending July 26, 2014)

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

  • July 24, 2014

Corralling Carbon Before It Belches from Stack
A clear-eyed look at carbon capture technology, which some experts say is critical to solving climate change.
Kevin Bullis, senior editor, energy

Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In
As usual Texas goes big, this time with an experiment in transmitting wind energy.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, business reports

How Media Organizations Are Prepping to Bring the News to Your Wrist
Buzzfeed looks at how media companies large and small are trying to be ready for when wearable computers finally get popular.
Mike Orcutt, research editor

The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect
The history of autocorrect, and what its quirks say about us.
Will Knight, news & analysis editor

A Dearth in Innovation for Key Drugs
The drugs aren’t working anymore. Pharmaceutical companies are attempting to manufacture new drugs to replace ones that were developed over 30 years ago. A similar story that focuses on psychiatric drugs was released in the current issue of MIT Technology Review.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant

Weird Al Yankovic - Mission Statement
Weird Al sets tech-company gobbledygook to music.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief

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