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Kevin Bullis Editor

My reporting as MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for materials has taken me, among other places, to the oil-rich deserts of the Middle East and to China, where mountains are being carved away to build the looming cities.

Growing up, I lived for a time in the Philippines, where I knew people who lit their tiny homes with single lantern batteries or struggled to breathe through the dense diesel fumes of Manila, so I have a feel for the pressing need around the world for both cheap energy and clean energy.

  • Carbon Nanotube Computers

    IBM researchers have made an important breakthrough: arranging nanotube transistors for complex circuits.

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  • More Powerful Hybrid Batteries

    A123 Systems has built a powerful, lightweight lithium-ion battery pack that could lower the price of hybrid vehicles.


  • Ultra-Low-Power Cell Phones

    Programmable analog circuits could drastically reduce the power needs and cost of electronics in portable devices.


  • Small, Cheaper Flash Memory

    Freescale Semiconductor is using nanoscale materials to halve the size of flash memory and make it much less expensive.


  • Giant Wind Turbines

    Floating wind farms placed far offshore could lead to affordable electricity – without cluttering the view.


  • Hydrogen Reality Check

    Fuel cells won’t significantly dent fuel consumption for 50 years – we need to look elsewhere.


  • Nanocrystal Displays

    QD Vision’s Seth Coe-Sullivan is using quantum dots to make vibrant, flexible screens.



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