Hello,

We noticed you're browsing in private or incognito mode.

To continue reading this article, please exit incognito mode or log in.

Not an Insider? Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles.

A View from MIT Technology Review

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending August 2, 2014)

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

  • August 1, 2014
  1. Adaptive Material Could Cut the Cost of Solar in Half
    A new material, combined with a cheap tracking system, could unleash the promise of concentrated solar power.
  2. Chinese GMO Research Outpaces Approvals
    The fact that China hasn’t approved any commercial GMO planting since 2009 reflects public fears.
  3. LCD Hacking Trick Could Make Virtual Reality More Real
    Stacking components from two LCD panels more than doubles the pixel density of a video display.
  4. Three Questions for J. Craig Venter
    Gene research and Silicon Valley-style computing are starting to merge.
  5. Software That Can See Will Change Privacy Forever
    Advances in machine vision will let employers, governments, and advertisers spot you in photos and know exactly what you’re doing in them.
  6. Startup Wants You to Capture the World in 3-D
    Mantis Vision is developing 3-D scanning technology that could end up in lots of tablets.
  7. What’s a Moon Shot Worth These Days?
    Google X’s project to study human health is no Apollo 11.
More from Intelligent Machines

Artificial intelligence and robots are transforming how we work and live.

Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe to Insider Plus.
  • Insider Plus {! insider.prices.plus !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Everything included in Insider Basic, plus the digital magazine, extensive archive, ad-free web experience, and discounts to partner offerings and MIT Technology Review events.

    See details+

    Print + Digital Magazine (6 bi-monthly issues)

    Unlimited online access including all articles, multimedia, and more

    The Download newsletter with top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox

    Technology Review PDF magazine archive, including articles, images, and covers dating back to 1899

    10% Discount to MIT Technology Review events and MIT Press

    Ad-free website experience

/3
You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. This is your last free article this month. for unlimited online access. You've read all your free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for more, or for unlimited online access. for two more free articles, or for unlimited online access.