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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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Wrapping alcohol-digesting enzymes in a nanoscale polymer allows them to quickly reduce blood alcohol content.
Drawing on millions NFL team page “likes,” Facebook reveals every county's favorite Super Bowl team
A helpful visualization of historical temperatures shows dramatic variation in the local effects of global warming.
The world's trove of information is already expanding incredibly fast. Now automated applications will quickly enlarge it even further.
From Facebook to shale oil to MOOCs, the numbers told the tale.
Sales of dedicated e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle are falling now that people are buying all-purpose tablets like the Kindle Fire instead.
You’ve probably already heard or read about the massive shift to mobile computing that is underway. But a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Government numbers reveal a steep increase in monthly production over the past year.
Not as hard as you might think, but some countries are more vulnerable than others.