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The Tiny Startup Racing Google to Build a Quantum Computing Chip

Rigetti Computing is working on designs for quantum-powered chips to perform previously impossible feats that advance chemistry and machine learning.

Biomedicine

We Have the Technology to Destroy All Zika Mosquitoes

Fear of the Zika virus could generate support for gene drives, a radical technology able to make species go extinct.

Energy

Other Interesting arXiv Papers (Week ending February 6, 2016)

The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.

Robotics

The Best of the Web This Week

Our news team shares their favorite stories from the week in technology news.

Mobile

Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending February 6, 2016)

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

Computing

Intel: Chips Will Have to Sacrifice Speed Gains for Energy Savings

A major technological shift is needed in the next few years if computer chips are to keep improving.

Business

Luxembourg Wants to Lead the Way in Asteroid Mining

The tiny country has announced its enthusiasm for getting into the off-world resource-extraction business. Trouble is, that business doesn’t exist yet.

Robotics

IBM’s Automated Radiologist Can Read Images and Medical Records

Software that can read medical images and written health records could help radiologists work faster and more accurately.

Computing

Better Brain Imaging Could Show Computers a Smarter Way to Learn

Using cutting-edge imaging to study the inner workings of our brains could lead to more powerful and useful machine-learning algorithms.

Mobile

The Social Network Illusion That Could Turn This Election on Its Head

A study of the social networks between political donors suggests a new and fairer way of increasing campaign donations.