Without a radically expanded and smarter electrical grid, wind and solar will remain niche power sources.
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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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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.
Why the Obama White House will have a new-media department at its core.
A project proves that millions of tons of the sequestered gas can be safely monitored.
Limited goals for carbon-dioxide capture from coal might mean faster overall progress on climate change.
Combating climate change requires dealing with coal emissions--and misinformation, an MIT figure says.
Two new sites let you propose ideas for President Obama
President-elect Obama's transition website launches.