Devices from two startups could be used to treat people with anxiety disorders—and one of the devices may eventually diagnose pain.
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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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Amid rising concern over concussion, a new sensor-filled cap comes with red, yellow, or green LED readouts.
New research finds some existing meters have security holes that the next generation does not.
A startup is making a blood test out of paper.
Germany has decided to pursue ambitious greenhouse-gas reductions—while closing down its nuclear plants. Can a heavily industrialized country power its economy with wind turbines and solar panels?
Qualcomm aims to integrate home-health monitoring devices, and give doctors easier access.
A medical data-sharing program saved at least $2 million and gave doctors crucial insight about a pregnant woman's complications.
Google would have had to fix a balkanized U.S. health-care system to make the service catch on.
Nuclear waste pools are packed more densely in the U.S. than those at Fukushima, with no removal plan in sight.