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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.

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