New research shows the primary aim of Internet censors is to suppress collective action.
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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 report from the International Energy Agency says countries must speed up use of existing technologies to address climate change.
After shutting down its last reactor, Japan is now even more heavily dependent on imported oil, gas, and coal.
The corn ethanol industry is booming, but cellulosic biofuel production is far behind schedule.
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.