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  • Ten Technologies That Deserve to Die

    Some technologies are so blatantly obnoxious that the human race would rejoice if they were summarily executed. A humorist and science fiction writer offers some candidates.

  • Cuba's Low-Tech Revival

    With its economy in ruins, Cuba is starting over. Can the impoverished country make ‘sacred’ cattle multiply like rabbits?

  • Videogame Virtue

    Playing computer games doesn’t shorten kids’ attention spans-it helps them to manage competing demands in the new era of “continuous partial attention.”

  • Engines of Growth

    Their work won’t show up in next year’s models, but researchers at MIT’s Sloan Automotive Lab are creating the fundamental knowledge that will help car engines keep getting better.

  • A Pollution-Free Hydrogen Economy? Not So Soon

    Electric cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells don’t produce greenhouse-enhancing carbon dioxide. But producing hydrogen does-and if we want to reduce our petroleum dependence, we’re going to have to reconcile ourselves to that fact.

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  • Nanotech Cleans Up

    Researchers are devising molecular structures that identify, attract, and react with toxic waste far more efficiently than conventional treatments-and leave behind only harmless byproducts.

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    Alumni Volunteer Connection

  • Concentrating on Solar

    Israeli scientists are teaming mirrors, fiber optics, and photovoltaic cells to bring solar power to a new intensity.

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