Head-mounted virtual reality gives doctors a better view during minimally invasive surgery.
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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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Software screens digital images for secret messages.
Companies ready exhaust-scrubbing accessories.
New electronic toll tags will speed freight truck inspections. But the industry cries "Big Brother."
The first commercial "pebble bed" reactor--nearing approval in South Africa--may revive nuclear power.
Lives could be saved by sensors and therapies now under development-along with software that could help distinguish an anthrax assault from an outbreak of the flu.
The Defense Department agency that midwifed the Internet has a uniquely effective strategy to spur innovation-and plenty of hot new technologies in its pipeline.