A new report from the E.U. estimates the true economic cost of different forms of energy production.
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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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Computer criminals are increasingly capturing valuable information stored on hospital computer networks.
The complexity of the Internet is overwhelming some older routers, but these systems can easily be upgraded.
Mobile e-commerce is booming, and an Amazon phone will foster a captive customer base.
Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.
Three years after the Fukushima disaster, some countries are pulling back from nuclear power while others grow capacity.
Judged by one (admittedly imperfect) metric, Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition wasn’t as outrageous as it might appear.
Though still volatile, Bitcoin is surging in value and being spent more freely; it’s also inspired a legion of competitors.
Twitter’s footprint is growing fast, although English speakers in the U.S. remain the largest demographic. The trick now is to turn its global presence into advertising dollars.
A material that selectively blocks heat and light could finally make it practical to add smart windows to buildings.