For expensive manufacturing research on solar panels and 3-D printing, a new push toward shared pilot production facilities.
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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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Your voice can be a biometric identifier, like your fingerprint. Does Apple really have to store it on its own servers?
Information technology is reducing the need for certain jobs faster than new ones are being created.
The Xerox CTO describes research that allows manufacturing and office workers to avoid commuting to traffic-choked Indian cities.
Boeing's much delayed 787 provides lessons on the limits of outsourcing. But it is also a preview of the future of air travel.
The long-delayed Boeing 787 is a lesson in the limits of outsourcing. It is also a preview of the future of air travel.
Fattened voter databases will be among the 2008 presidential race's most enduring legacies.
No matter how well they're engineered, hydrogen cars offer no real answer to the imminent threats posed by global warming.