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2019 Breakthrough Technologies

Free-to-access articles until December 2019

Robot dexterity, new-wave nuclear power, custom cancer vaccines and smooth talking AI assistants - these are just some of the biggest technologies to emerge in 2019, as curated by Bill Gates for the MIT Technology Review's 2019 Breakthrough Technologies list. 

Here are some articles in relation to the technologies, in no particular order. These articles will be available to read for free until 31st December 2019.

2019 Breakthrough Technologies

TechnologyArticle TitleJournal Title
Robot DexterityDexterity and versatility in the pinching motion of robot fingers with multi-degrees of freedomAdvanced Robotics
New-wave nuclear powerDevelopment and Assessment of a Diversity and Defense-in-Depth Strategy for the TerraPower TWR-P Advanced Nuclear Power PlantNuclear Technology
New-wave nuclear powerA techno-economic assessment of NuScale and DHR-400 reactors in a district heating and cooling gridEnergy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy
Predicting preemiesRisk of singleton preterm birth after prior twin preterm birth: a cohort studyThe Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Predicting preemiesRisk factors associated with prolonged neonatal intensive care unit stay after threatened late preterm birthThe Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Gut probe in a pillNon-endoscopic biopsy techniques: a reviewExpert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Custom cancer vaccinesPersonalized cancer vaccinesExpert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Custom cancer vaccinesProspects for a personalized peptide vaccine against lung cancerExpert Review of Vaccines
The cow-free burgerMaking Value Out of Ethics: The Emerging Economic Geography of Lab-grown Meat and Other Animal-free Food ProductsEconomic Geography
Carbon dioxide catcherNews and Analysis of the Global Innovation SceneResearch-Technology Management
Carbon dioxide catcherThe Political Economy of Geoengineering as Plan B: Technological Rationality, Moral Hazard, and New TechnologyNew Political Economy
An ECG on your wristSelf-monitoring – usability evaluation of heart rate monitoring using wearable devices in patients with acquired brain injuryEuropean Journal of Physiotherapy
An ECG on your wristThe validation of smartphone applications for heart rate measurementAnnals of Medicine
Sanitation without sewersImpact of fouling, cleaning and faecal contamination on the separation of water from urine using thermally driven membrane separationSeparation Science and Technology
Smooth talking AI assistantsI Believe in a Thing Called Bot: Perceptions of the Humanness of “Chatbots”Communication Studies
Smooth talking AI assistantsWhen AI meets PC: exploring the implications of workplace social robots and a human-robot psychological contractEuropean Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
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