Web volunteers are helping to make the U.S. government more accountable.
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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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Last year's "Google-killer" plans a comeback with social search.
Applicants can now receive status updates via the Web or e-mail, or with a text message.
Putting OLPC's software on a USB drive gives old PCs a new lease on life.
Inside the launch of Stephen Wolfram’s new “computational knowledge engine.”
Geologist Allison MacFarlane on the future of nuclear waste--and what it means for nuclear power.
Inside the launch of Stephen Wolfram's new "computational knowledge engine."
The 787 is the first commercial aircraft in which major structural parts are made of composites rather than aluminum alloys.
The online encyclopedia is poised to let users find, edit, and embed clips.
University of Washington software pulls facts from 500 million Web pages.