China is betting long-term on unconventional gas, but it is running into problems developing its vast shale resources.
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I’m MIT Technology Review’s research editor. I spend my days taking things extremely seriously and attempting with all my nerdy might to piece together bigger pictures from the bits and shreds of truth I manage to filter from the information barrage. I’m particularly obsessed with the energy-related challenges facing humanity and the future of the Internet.
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New research shows a decline in the electricity used by all the electronic devices in U.S. homes.
At the current rate of construction, there won’t be enough nuclear plants worldwide to meet critical carbon emissions targets.
Mobile e-commerce is booming, and an Amazon phone will foster a captive customer base.
As mobile devices are used to perform more financial transactions, cybercriminals are taking greater interest.
Venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s comprehensive Internet report shows how quickly Chinese companies are gaining online clout.
Subtracting nuclear reactors in the U.S. could make it tougher to meet climate goals.
Recent data clarify the trends causing emissions to shrink to their lowest level since 1995.
Ranking countries by their “networked readiness” reveals a major geopolitical digital divide.
Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.