The last quarter-mile of Corey Lidle's fatal flight in Manhattan went unrecorded by radar. GPS technology could allow more precise accident reconstruction.
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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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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
Sarnoff shows how to turn the feeds from many surveillance cameras into a unified 3-D scene.
Ten-centimeter GPS resolution is quite close to being here.
Nano materials could provide future soldiers with super strength, protection against bioweapons and even a way to communicate covertly.
Moving people and things means moving lots of data.
New weather-prediction system will soon allow more precise air-traffic routing.
Lives could be saved by sensors and therapies now under development-along with software that could help distinguish an anthrax assault from an outbreak of the flu.