The corn ethanol industry is booming, but cellulosic biofuel production is far behind schedule.
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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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Jonathan Zittrain calls for a technological solution to the ethical questions raised by Internet culture.
Cheap sequencing technology is flooding the world with genomic data. Can we handle the deluge?
To lower fossil-fuel emissions while meeting demand, power grids around the world need to become a lot more intelligent.
A few countries have scaled back in response to the disaster, but many others are building or planning new nuclear reactors.
Access to the Internet may be going global, but a "bandwidth divide" persists.
Wind and solar power are ramping up quickly, but the world's demand for electricity is growing much faster.
Cleanweb entrepreneurs come armed with computer skills, a profit motive, and a determination to solve environmental problems.
Researchers have created a detailed map of energy consumption by buildings. But how useful is it?
The area used to grow genetically modified crops keeps growing, fueled by rapid increases in developing nations.