A View from MIT Technology Review
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending September 20, 2014)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Making Innovation
The hubs of advanced manufacturing will be the economic drivers of the future because innovation increasingly depends on production expertise.
- Gene-Silencing Drugs Finally Show Promise
After more than a decade of disappointment, powerful new drugs based on a Nobel-winning idea are getting closer to the market.
- Technology Stalled in 1970
Peter Thiel says he’s trying to get entrepreneurs to go after bigger problems than the ones Silicon Valley is chasing.
- Radical New DNA Sequencer Finally Gets into Researchers’ Hands
A DNA sequencer the size of a cell phone could change where, and how, gene research occurs.
- Smartphone Movements Could Reveal Empty Parking Spots
Researchers say “pocketsourcing” could let you find parking spots easily, without requiring cities to add spot sensors.
- Construction Begins at a Carbon-Capture Plant, but Will It Ever Be Completed?
A FutureGen project in Illinois aimed at capturing carbon dioxide from a rebuilt coal power plant is threatened by a lawsuit and a deadline.
- Motorized Pants to Help Soldiers and Stroke Victims
A soft, lightweight exoskeleton developed at Harvard applies assistive force without interfering with a person’s normal gait.