A new effort seeks a database on all U.S. elected officials.
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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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Children are no more at risk online than off, a study says.
Obama has transformed the use of the Internet in political campaigns--and he might do the same in governing.
The Obama campaign helped make the DNC's voter database 10 times larger.
Campaign strategists and Facebook's cofounder discuss the 2008 election.
The transition team is testing Web tools that could power the next presidency.
A project proves that millions of tons of the sequestered gas can be safely monitored.
GE Global Research is developing terabyte discs and players that will work with old storage media.
Amid rising seas, a California modeling effort recommends abandoning land tracts in the Sacramento Delta.
The new machine will have dual touch screens--and cheaper hardware.