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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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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.
Wind and solar power are ramping up quickly, but the world's demand for electricity is growing much faster.
Cloud computing is redefining the way companies send e-mail, store data, and allocate IT budgets.
Human exploration is the most visible use of spaceflight, but business and defense satellites fill the sky.
Decisions about future energy sources will need to factor in water consumption as well as greenhouse-gas emissions.