Hot plasmas could dispose of toxic waste and produce hydrogen, without the harmful byproducts of combustion.
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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
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.
Computer models may soon protect the grid from cascading failures.
An MIT-based consortium is helping ensure that future cars have all the electrical power they need for features galore.
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.