Subtracting nuclear reactors in the U.S. could make it tougher to meet climate goals.
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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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Ranking countries by their “networked readiness” reveals a major geopolitical digital divide.
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Tweets in Turkish are down but not out, even as Turkey’s prime minister tries to block Twitter inside the country.
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“Transparency reports” reveal insights about the requests made in the name of national security—including information that was previously kept secret.
Judged by one (admittedly imperfect) metric, Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition wasn’t as outrageous as it might appear.