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?
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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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Twitter plans to become the leader in instant news--and make itself into a sustainable business in the process.
An Indian startup thinks that the right software can make cheap phones a financial lifeline to hundreds of millions.
The philanthropic effort dubbed the $100 Laptop has not met its grand initial goals. But its first deployment, in Peru, may turn skeptics into believers.
Recent fraud allegations are ominous for those who see virtual worlds as future centers of e-commerce.
From conception to buzz, from three-way spring to soft-touch paint: inside the design of a multimedia communications gadget.
Hitachi Advanced Research Labs' brain science applications program breaks the mold with research to improve education through brain imaging.
The Defense Department agency that midwifed the Internet has a uniquely effective strategy to spur innovation-and plenty of hot new technologies in its pipeline.