Creative toll strategies might make more of an impact on traffic congestion than new technologies, says a transportation researcher.
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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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A simple new design for combustion chambers used in power plants could slash the amount of pollutants and the costs to consumers.
The institute's energy council co-chair Ernest J. Moniz describes a sweeping agenda to meet a "remarkable challenge."
As part of an information system, even the lowly RFID tag is vulnerable.
GE's new water-sheding coating could lead to self-washing cars.
It's a cheap stopgap for the digital divide: satellite transmission.
The world's critical energy problems require solutions beyond those that policymakers are exploring now.
Research sponsored by the Dept. of Homeland Security could help firms like Symantec protect consumers from online fraud.
Leading the development of a privacy-protecting online ID system, Scott Cantor is hoping for a safer Internet.