As the world’s biggest exporter of corn diverts more and more of its crop to make fuel, it’s sending less to the global marketplace.
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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?
Wind and solar power are ramping up quickly, but the world's demand for electricity is growing much faster.
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.