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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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Material customized for NASCAR crash safety is now eyed as an impact absorber for carnage-prone spots on U.S. highways.
In a new take on teleconferencing technologies, a rotating display holds forth at the weekly meeting.
A research project involving GE and Texas Tech plans to use wind turbines to run desalination plants.
BMW's new luxury hydrogen-gasoline sedans are impressive engineering efforts--but the environmental jury is still out.
New OLED displays for mobile gadgets are poised for debut in U.S. and European markets.
Concerns mount over possible breakdowns, voter confusion, and fraud.
The world's most advanced Internet backbone is not only 10 times fatter--it also pushes the envelope on reliability
GE's advance allows for a solid-oxide fuel cell to use coal-based fuels at costs approaching that of conventional power plants.
The last quarter-mile of Corey Lidle's fatal flight in Manhattan went unrecorded by radar. GPS technology could allow more precise accident reconstruction.