Continuous GPS stations in Greenland could improve our understanding of melting ice sheets.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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Researchers seek fine-scale impact maps for a nation endangered by climate change.
New cell-phone software tries to connect shoppers with nearby products.
A new Xerox prototype aims to let people use simple natural-language commands to tweak photos and documents, avoiding complex color-editing tools.
New imaging technique shows how fast inland ice is melting.
Concerns mount over possible breakdowns, voter confusion, and fraud.
The last quarter-mile of Corey Lidle's fatal flight in Manhattan went unrecorded by radar. GPS technology could allow more precise accident reconstruction.
New research shows that making drivers pay higher tolls at peak times and tracking their location with RFID or GPS technology can eliminate traffic jams.
It's a cheap stopgap for the digital divide: satellite transmission.
Fish enlisted in protecting water supplies from toxins