The effects of global warming will persist for hundreds of years. What are our responsibilities and duties today to help safeguard the distant future? That is the question ethicists are now asking.
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As the editor of MIT Technology Review, I spend much of my time thinking about the types of stories and journalism that will be most valuable to our readers. What do curious, well-informed readers need to know about emerging technologies? As a writer, I am particularly interested these days in the intersection of chemistry, materials science, energy, manufacturing, and economics.
David Rotman's Stories
Intentionally engineering Earth’s atmosphere to offset rising temperatures could be far more doable than you imagine, says David Keith. But is it a good idea?
Fans of 3-D printers and digital design tools argue that these technologies will transform the way we make goods. But can the “maker” movement really produce more than iPhone covers and jewelry?
Technology might not always solve big problems, but it did get the president reëlected. The best long reads of the past year unpack the story behind the story.
Will cheap natural gas give us an opportunity to reduce emissions while inventing new technologies? Or will we simply become addicted to another fossil fuel?
The thin-film photovoltaic maker has announced it is going out of business.
If small companies are to survive in the highly competitive energy business, they'll have to work with the large companies they once hoped to replace.
The recent death of Sherwood Rowland, whose work helped us avoid one of the world's great environmental disasters, should be a reminder that we can't afford to ignore the lessons of chemistry.
Looking to enter a highly competitive solar market, Alta Devices hopes to use a combination of technological advances and manufacturing savvy to succeed where many others have crashed and burned.