Access to the Internet may be going global, but a "bandwidth divide" persists.
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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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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.
Researchers show how simple programs posing as real people can shape interactions on Twitter.
A roundup of the most important energy stories from the past week.
The best energy news from the past week.
A look back at 2011's biggest technology stories, by the numbers.
A startup studies the paths taken by viral messages