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Articles from MIT Technology Review (November 1, 2012)

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A billion people in the dark: solar-powered microgrids could help bring power to millions. of the world's poorest. Bullis, Kevin 3458
A solar startup that isn't afraid of Solyndra's ghost: braving comparisons to the bankrupt Solyndra, SoloPower is moving ahead with the production of thin-film solar panels. Leber, Jessica Company overview 295
Alzheimer's Ahead: an epidemic of age-related dementia looms. Small, Gary 404
Artificial intelligence, powered by many humans: crowdsourcing can create an artificial chat partner that's smarter than Siri-style personal assistants. Simonite, Tom 945
Breaking down walls of sound: by altering the craft of how music is recorded, technology is actually renewing the social, ephemeral aspects that are experienced most fully in live performance. Talbot, David 1369
Churchill's warning: in a 1949 address published in these pages and excerpted here, Winston Churchill said new technologies create problems even as they solve others. Excerpt 409
Curing congestion: we can now tackle traffic as a complex network problem. Kockelman, Kara 703
Driving a biofuel forward: Joule Unlimited gets a boost for its novel method of making fuel out of light, air, and water. Bullis, Kevin Company overview 431
Facturing re-booting manufacturing. Aguilera-Hellweg, Max Brief article 291
How authors write: the technologies of composition, not new media, inspire innovations in literary styles and forms. Pontin, Jason 2500
How your wireless carrier overcharges you: bad coverage and streaming video can confuse carriers into making you pay for data you never receive. Simonite, Tom 591
Measuring happiness: Columbia University researchers compiled polls that asked people in 150 countries how they feel about their lives. The top places aren't necessarily the richest or safest. 269
Money seeks idea. Regalado, Antonio 856
New tests could divine a baby's genome before birth: blood tests may herald a new wave of noninvasive prenatal screening. Humphries, Courtney 932
Old media, digitized, make new forms: computers are changing art in unexpected ways. Gayford, Martin 2035
Repeating history: we have fully eradicated only one disease. Let's do it again. Brilliant, Larry 416
Should the government support applied research? The ARPA-E research agency funds R&D that's not advanced enough for the private sector to take on. Now its focus on alternative energy puts it in the political crosshairs. LaMonica, Martin 862
Singapore Seeks a breakthrough to call its own: the Asian nation has spent billions on R&D and lured technology superstars. So why does it lag in innovation? Lim, Dawn 1077
Software's wealthiest should fund innovation: former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold explains why he's backing the nuclear energy startup TerraPower. Myhrvold, Nathan 1000
Super-cheap health tests: a Harvard spinoff is making a liver test out of paper. Talbot, David 732
The CIA and Jeff Bezos bet on quantum computing: with funding from the Amazon founder and the CIA's investment arm, the Canadian company D-Wave is gaining momentum for its new approach to computing. Simonite, Tom 1067
The crisis in higher education online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs? Cart, Nicholas 4832
The deferred dreams of Mars: officially, the united states plans to send astronauts to the red planet in the 2030s. it's not looking likely. but at NASA, engineers like Bret Drake keep plugging away. Bergstein, Brian 4544
The dementia plague: as the world's population of older people rapidly grows in the coming years, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will become a health-care disaster. Hall, Stephen S. 4565
The internet is about to get confusing. 265
The Narrowing ambitions of venture capital: venture capital was supposed to be the financial engine of American innovation. Instead, it's become a reflection of its own limitations, says Josh Lerner. Lerner, Josh 1197
The robots are ready to serve you now. 190
Why cheap natural gas is good, and also terrible. 342
Why we can't solve big problems. Pontin, Jason 3623
You call these people innovators? 225

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