New effort would pinpoint the source, type, and dispersal patterns of smog across Beijing to drive street-level predictions and targeted remediation.
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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 new process can cheaply clean extremely briny water coming up from oil wells.
The Supreme Court’s decision was tailored narrowly, but it may provide openings for lawyers to argue that other forms of mass Internet streaming violate copyright.
A new wearable sensor listens for sounds that betray your activity and mood.
Indoor location technologies are a boon to retailers but may not be so welcome to consumers.
Reported plans to launch 180 satellites could provide significant competition in the developing world and rural areas.
A new haptic sculpting tool heralds a coming boom in 3-D modeling and manipulation.
Tiny hardware imperfections in smartphone and tablet accelerometers lead to unique “fingerprints” within the data they produce, researchers find.
New models built with security and privacy in mind reflect the Zeitgeist of the Snowden era.
Amid a wide range of new platforms to manage streams of data from the Internet of things, a simple version emerges that anyone can use.