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David Rotman Editor

As the editor of MIT Technology Review, I spend much of my time thinking about the types of stories and journalism that will be most valuable to our readers. What do curious, well-informed readers need to know about emerging technologies? As a writer, I am particularly interested these days in the intersection of chemistry, materials science, energy, manufacturing, and economics.

  • Microscale 3-D Printing

    Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed.

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  • The Price of Biofuels

    Making ethanol from corn is expensive. Better biofuels are years away from the gas tank. Farmers are reluctant to change their practices. But do we really have any alternative to biofuels?

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  • Molecular Computing

    Imagine computers orders of magnitude more powerful and far cheaper than today’s machines. That’s one promise of a field that uses individual molecules as microscopic switches.

  • Climate Change: The Moral Choices

    The effects of global warming will persist for hundreds of years. What are our responsibilities and duties today to help safeguard the distant future? That is the question ethicists are now asking.

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  • The Difference Between Makers and Manufacturers

    Fans of 3-D printers and digital design tools argue that these technologies will transform the way we make goods. But can the “maker” movement really produce more than iPhone covers and jewelry?

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