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Sustainable Energy

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 16, 2016)

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

  • July 15, 2016
  1. China’s Massive Effort to Purify Seawater Is Drying Up
    Stalled projects and underperforming plants have hampered China’s desalination plans.
  2. Pokémon Go’s Breakout Success Has Implications for the Real World, Too
    Nintendo’s mega-popular new game shows that augmented reality may yet trump virtual reality.
  3. Tesla’s Strategy Is Risky and Aggressive, but It Has Worked
    Elon Musk has made a bold bet that the car industry can move faster than anybody believed possible.
  4. How Amazon Loses on Prime and Still Wins
    Expect Prime Day to be even bigger this year.
  5. Tougher Turing Test Exposes Chatbots’ Stupidity
    We have a long way to go if we want virtual assistants to understand us.
  6. Inside Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Engine Room
    These are the new computers Facebook created to accelerate its machine learning research.
  7. Find Out Which Appliance Is Sucking All Your Power
    Sense’s $299 gadget identifies individual devices in the home and exactly how much electricity they are using.
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