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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending October 18, 2014)

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

Oct 17, 2014
  1. The Right Way to Fix the Internet
    Letting go of an obsession with net neutrality could free technologists to make online services even better.
  2. Stem Cells Seem Safe in Treating Eye Disease
    A treatment based on embryonic stem cells clears a key safety hurdle and might help restore vision.
  3. Instead of Google Glass, How About a Tiny Telescope?
    As an alternative to the intrusiveness of some wearable computers, researchers present a small tube you hold up to your eye.
  4. Microsoft’s Quantum Mechanics
    Can an aging corporation’s adventures in fundamental physics research open a new era of unimaginably powerful computers?
  5. Carbon Sequestration: Too Little, Too Late?
    A few carbon capture and sequestration projects are under way, but economics and politics are holding the technology back.
  6. This Headline Is One of Many Experiments on You
    The furor over a Facebook experiment suggests that few people realize how often Web companies test out new product features on them.
  7. Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music?
    With added security, better design, and improved convenience, Apple Pay hopes to finally make mobile payments commonplace at the register.