The 787 is the first commercial aircraft in which major structural parts are made of composites rather than aluminum alloys.
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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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A veteran researcher discounts the role of lightning in the jet disaster mystery.
The company's new search engine, called Bing, will try to lead searchers directly to answers or action points.
The debut of the "computational knowledge engine" will be webcast live.
A new effort to cull and table numerical data from Web pages was among several features announced today.
Readers had plenty more questions for Wolfram's "computation engine."
TR takes a look behind the scenes at Wolfram's development lab as Google launches a similar effort of its own.
Aneesh Chopra will be tasked with creating jobs, reducing health care costs and helping keep the nation secure.
Vivek Kundra will be charged with overhauling creaky federal IT.
Washington promises detailed data on the $787 billion in spending, tax cuts