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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.

  • Fusion Electricity

    Ed Moses, director of the National Ignition Facility, explains how the facility works and how it could lead to fusion power.

  • How to Ignite Fusion

    Bruno Van Wonterghem, NIF’s operations manager, shows off areas of the laser fusion facility that will be off-limits to the public.

  • Greening MIT

    As the Institute publicly declares the need to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, it faces the daunting challenge of reducing energy use on campus.

  • Test Driving the Volt

    Kevin Bullis, Technology Review’s energy editor, spoke with Frank Weber and Tony Posowatz, GM executives, about GM’s new plug-in hybrid electric car called the Volt, and then took a test version of the vehicle for a rare test drive. (Note: The speed of the car, referenced in the video, is kilometers per hour.)

  • A Tour of GM’s New Battery Lab

    Kevin Bullis, Technology Review’s energy reporter, received a tour of GM’s new battery lab and learned new details about the GM Volt battery pack.

  • Brewing Spandex

    A startup uses strains of E. coli bacteria to convert sugar into valuable chemicals for textiles and other products.


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