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Articles from MIT Technology Review (November 1, 2015)

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A shocking way to fix the Brain: neurosurgeons hope to treat some of today's most intractable mental disorders by implanting advanced arrays of electrodes into patients' brains. Piore, Adam 4237
Aging workers, new technology: the number of workers over 65 is growing fast. Technologists see a big business in helping the aging workforce. Anders, George 994
Artificial creativity: why computers aren't close to being ready to supplant human artists. Boden, Margaret A. 412
Bionic hearing gadgets: startups like Doppler Labs are building earbuds that will let you turn down the volume on crying babies and pump up the bass on live music. Metz, Rachel 534
Construction drones: drones are being used to capture video footage that shows construction progress at the Sacramento Kings' new stadium in California. Knight, Will 437
Farmers plant generic GMOs: now that the patent on its genetically modified soybean has expired, Monsanto no longer controls one of the biggest innovations in the history of agriculture. Regalado, Antonio 739
Fighting ISIS Online: the Islamic State is an Internet phenomenon as much as a military one. Counteracting it will require better tactics on the battlefield of social media. Talbot, David 2770
Five most popular stories: MIT Technology Review volume 118, number 5. Latham, Jonathan 697
From the Editor. Editorial 571
Gavin Andresen. Simonite, Tom Brief article 256
Hired and fired by algorithm: the cycle of how we find, keep, and lose jobs is increasingly affected by algorithms. Here are some of the data-mining companies aiming to take the "human" out of "human resources.". Sklar, Julia 383
India's energy crisis: can India modernize its manufacturing economy and supply electricity to its growing population without relying heavily on coal--and quite, possibly destroying the global climate? Martin, Richard 5942
Lyft's search for a new mode of transport: how Uber's archenemy plans to make the world a better place by building a kind of public transit system from private cars. Bradley, Ryan 2927
Meltdown-proof reactors: researchers say they could build a prototype of a molten-salt reactor--a safer, cleaner option for nuclear power--in 10 years. Martin, Richard 481
More life, less death. Brief article 122
On the edge of automation: five hundred years from now, says venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, less than 10 percent of people on the planet will be doing paid work. And next year? Interview 757
Pig hearts for people: a biotech company is genetically engineering pigs so that their organs might work in humans. Regalado, Antonio 752
Spinning synthetic spider silk: a California company may have figured out how to use genetic engineering to make extremely versatile fibers the way spiders can. Bourzac, Katherine 355
Technology jobs: Radiology: digitization didn't gut the field, and recent innovations are expanding radiology beyond interpreting images. Juskalian, Russ 748
The case for the cab: decades before Lyft and Uber, a scholar of transportation argued that the most efficient public transport system might be an army of less-regulated taxis. Wohl, Martin 384
The coal conundrum: no matter what, India's use of coal will skyrocket in the next two decades. Ramesh, Jairam 443
The hit charade: an algorithm might create a playlist you enjoy, but don't mistake that for creativity. Knight, Will 1745
The measured worker: the technology that illuminates worker productivity and value also contributes to wage inequality. Cowen, Tyler 1090
The treatment gap: we're still not taking mental disorders as seriously as we should. Insel, Thomas 466
To market. Metz, Rachel Brief article 127
To market. Metz, Rachel Brief article 131
Uber's bumpy ride in China: Chinese Uber drivers are making a million trips a day, pleasing consumers but threatening traditional taxi drivers. Sun, Yiting 671
What will Alphabet be when it grows up? to truly change the world, Google's new holding company will need something that has eluded many previous industrial labs: an effective commercialization strategy. Gertner, Jon Company overview 1568
Where the tech jobs are: expanding supplies of data and cheap processing power will drive demand for IT specialists in a broad range of fields. Mullaney, Tim 507
Work in transition: digital technologies are changing the nature of the jobs we do. What does that mean for the future of work? Byrnes, Nanette 822

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