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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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Structural weakness forces Boeing to retrofit the 787 Dreamliner.
In Iraq, soldiers conducting frontline street patrols finally get software tools that let them share findings and plan missions.
Materials advances could bring color, video, and flexibility.
E Ink is making color and video versions of its e-paper, but commercial products are a few years off.
Better measurements of ice loss.
To gain a better understanding of ice-sheet disintegration, Kansas researchers are building an unmanned plane with cutting-edge radar for better mapping.
With Congress focused on bridge inspections, it might ask why the best inspection tools aren't deployed.
Cartridge works in standard printers.
New software creates fluorescing type with ordinary printers, paper, and ink.