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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.

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    This speeded-up video shows how a natural-gas drilling rig, at a Range Resources site, can be quickly moved to drill a series of wells, each only a few feet apart. The specially designed, multi-ton rig “walks” from one well to the next, allowing Range to efficiently drill a half-dozen wells at the site.

  • Solar Power Technology

    Richard Swanson, founder of SunPower, in San Jose, CA, discusses his company’s solar-panel technology for building efficient solar plants.

  • Technology and the Economy

    Daron Acemoglu, a professor of applied economics at MIT, discusses whether the federal stimulus bill, which includes tens of billions for energy and information technology, can save the economy.

  • Rewriting the Genome

    Sequencing and synthesizing DNA keeps getting faster and cheaper. George Church explains the impacts of these advances.

  • Race and Medicine

    Population genomics is expanding our knowledge of human diversity. What role should race have in drug development?

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