New research finds some existing meters have security holes that the next generation does not.
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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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Nuclear waste pools are packed more densely in the U.S. than those at Fukushima, with no removal plan in sight.
Nighttime flight is an important milestone--but solar power is unlikely to transform aviation.
Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, discusses the challenges of climate-change research.
A project proves that millions of tons of the sequestered gas can be safely monitored.
Amid rising seas, a California modeling effort recommends abandoning land tracts in the Sacramento Delta.
The London Olympics' site reflects a trend toward urban planning that contemplates climate resiliency and reduced emissions.
With much of its land already below sea level, the Netherlands is charting a course around the ominous trends of climate change.
Superconducting cables could make power-grid infrastructure more secure.
On the surface of a new photovoltaic prototype, microscopic nanotube towers perform best when they catch light on their sides.