New photovoltaics get better performance throughout the day.
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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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New cell-phone software tries to connect shoppers with nearby products.
New software creates fluorescing type with ordinary printers, paper, and ink.
Superconducting cables could make power-grid infrastructure more secure.
Where better than the Netherlands to go shopping for the latest in water-management technology?
As the global picture grows grimmer, states and cities are searching for the fine-scale predictions they need to prepare for emergencies--and to keep the faucets running.
From conception to buzz, from three-way spring to soft-touch paint: inside the design of a multimedia communications gadget.
MIT report suggests locations to sequester carbon dioxide.
A new Xerox prototype aims to let people use simple natural-language commands to tweak photos and documents, avoiding complex color-editing tools.
On the surface of a new photovoltaic prototype, microscopic nanotube towers perform best when they catch light on their sides.