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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.
David Talbot's Stories
The world's critical energy problems require solutions beyond those that policymakers are exploring now.
Its aim: around the world on zero gallons
Entergy Nuclear treads carefully in proposing a new nuclear power plant.
Turbine technology looms large.
Big engines get a green sheen.
Hot plasmas could dispose of toxic waste and produce hydrogen, without the harmful byproducts of combustion.
Fuel cells could cut jets' energy consumption, emissions.
With their longer lifetimes and higher efficiencies, light-emitting diodes will transform the illumination industry-and save billions in energy costs.
General Motors' Hydronomy program breaks the mold with research to link fuel cell cars to the electric grid by 2010.