New projects attempt to predict congestion and help drivers steer clear.
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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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Virologist C.J. Peters on bioterrorism preparedness.
A cheap, portable malaria test is creating a buzz among epidemiologists.
Hitachi Advanced Research Labs' brain science applications program breaks the mold with research to improve education through brain imaging.
General Motors' Hydronomy program breaks the mold with research to link fuel cell cars to the electric grid by 2010.
Self-reliant roadsters will race for a hefty Pentagon prize.
Nano materials could provide future soldiers with super strength, protection against bioweapons and even a way to communicate covertly.
Computer models may soon protect the grid from cascading failures.