The London Olympics' site reflects a trend toward urban planning that contemplates climate resiliency and reduced emissions.
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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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MIT's Andrew Lo describes how one rogue trader can impact global markets.
After months of financial scandals and fraud allegations, virtual banks got an eviction notice from Linden Lab.
E Ink is making color and video versions of its e-paper, but commercial products are a few years off.
It's the "nuclear bomb" of Internet repression, says John Palfrey.
Analysis of photos shows chilling scenes of razed villages and forced-relocation sites.
To gain a better understanding of ice-sheet disintegration, Kansas researchers are building an unmanned plane with cutting-edge radar for better mapping.
Continuous GPS stations in Greenland could improve our understanding of melting ice sheets.
Researchers seek fine-scale impact maps for a nation endangered by climate change.
With much of its land already below sea level, the Netherlands is charting a course around the ominous trends of climate change.