Material customized for NASCAR crash safety is now eyed as an impact absorber for carnage-prone spots on U.S. highways.
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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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In a new take on teleconferencing technologies, a rotating display holds forth at the weekly meeting.
A research project involving GE and Texas Tech plans to use wind turbines to run desalination plants.
BMW's new luxury hydrogen-gasoline sedans are impressive engineering efforts--but the environmental jury is still out.
New OLED displays for mobile gadgets are poised for debut in U.S. and European markets.
The company has a low-polluting, 260-horsepower prototype.
Creative tolls could reduce urban traffic.
Concerns mount over possible breakdowns, voter confusion, and fraud.
The world's most advanced Internet backbone is not only 10 times fatter--it also pushes the envelope on reliability
GE's advance allows for a solid-oxide fuel cell to use coal-based fuels at costs approaching that of conventional power plants.