A View from MIT Technology Review
Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending April 18, 2015)
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
- Lake Kivu’s Great Gas Gamble
In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.
- What Microsoft Was for PCs, This Company Hopes to Be for Drones
Startup unveils a control system it hopes will become the industry standard for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles.
- CRISPR Patent Fight Now a Winner-Take-All Match
Lab notebooks could determine who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology.
- Putting Technology in Its Place
Kentaro Toyama went to India with noble intentions for using technology to improve people’s lives. Now he’s wrestling with why the impact was so small.
- A New Competitor for Bitcoin Aims to Be Faster and Safer
A Stanford professor claims to have invented a Bitcoin-like system that can handle payments faster and with more security.
- A Way to Hide Corporate Data from Hackers
A system that keeps data on corporate computers and mobile devices encrypted until it is viewed may help prevent breaches.
- Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson’s Patients
Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s.