Nuclear waste pools are packed more densely in the U.S. than those at Fukushima, with no removal plan in sight.
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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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Design—central to successful technologies—is too isolated from science education, argues design guru Don Norman.
New features could make a Web tool that has helped track events in Japan and the Middle East even more useful.
Earthquake-detection technology investment pays off for Japan.
Limiting collaboration software to small teams and short time periods works best, a scholar of "knowledge workers" says.
The creative power of technology users awaits mining by companies, says Eric von Hippel.
MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson discusses how companies can increase their productivity by making better use of their data.
Information shared with troops may be restricted.
Digital encoding could catch future informants.
With the rules finally set for health IT stimulus money, now comes the long march to implementation.