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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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Computer models may soon protect the grid from cascading failures.
The key to superefficient automotive systems: software.
Surveillance was never so much fun.
Computers will really understand what you say when they know how you feel when you say it.
An MIT-based consortium is helping ensure that future cars have all the electrical power they need for features galore.
Boeing's "electronic flight bag" brings more computation to the skies.
Moving people and things means moving lots of data.
IBM researchers unveil software that will help businesses coordinate services.
New weather-prediction system will soon allow more precise air-traffic routing.