A flexible electronic skin patch has strain gauges to measure tremors, and heating elements to release drugs held inside nanoparticles.
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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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Cellular networks guzzle electricity and diesel fuel, but researchers are showing how new versions could be cleaner but still reliable.
A new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb.
A man with a robotic hand can now feel varying degrees of pressure thanks to an implant that connects with the nerves in his arm.
A paralyzed man will receive experimental surgery connecting a brain chip to systems that activate muscles in his arm.
Smartphone battle moves from software to hardware with a crucial component to cut power consumption and allow faster data transmission.
A cheaper fuel cell could provide affordable power for microgrids.
World’s largest smartphone chipmaker offers to custom-build very efficient neuro-inspired chips for phones, robots, and vision systems.
The world needs nuclear power to reduce the emissions causing climate change, but that depends partly on finding a place to store decades' worth of accumulated waste
New research indicates that chemical fingerprints can make positive matches between batches of sarin.