RFID tags could greatly increase port security by tracking international cargo -- but no one wants to pay for them.
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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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With GE’s new plastic, self-washing buildings, cheap diagnostic chips, and free-flowing honey jars are possible.
The modest federal increases for basic research are cheering those worried about the United States' innovation capacity.
The Mohegan Sun casino goes "all in" on a sensor-riddled blackjack table.
Raytheon's troubled Patriot missile
After two dismal years, money is starting to flow for the next batch of startups.
New projects attempt to predict congestion and help drivers steer clear.
Hitachi Advanced Research Labs' brain science applications program breaks the mold with research to improve education through brain imaging.
IBM researchers unveil software that will help businesses coordinate services.