What we're reading: the next Manhattan project

Proof-of-concept centers; immortal jellyfish; Manhattan project 2.0; corporate transit stations; destroy Detroit to save it?

1.) Proof-of-concept centers are giving universities the money and other support to take unproven ideas and make them appeal to venture capitalists.

2.) Does this jellyfish harbor the secret to immortality?

3.) The next Manhattan project: electric cars?

4.) Should cities sell the naming rights to their transit stations?

5.) Should Detroit raze parts of the city to save itself?

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