Thursday, June 11, 2009

Technological Quarterly

The latest edition of the Economist’s always-fascinating Technological Quarterly is out. Highlights: combating malaria by shooting down mosquitoes with lasers (no, really), a lengthy but worthwhile piece on Marty Cooper the father of the mobile phone, the benefits of building a smart electricity grid, shades of Knight Rider with smart and connected cars, and using the ubiquitous cellphone as sensors (to answer scientific questions, respond to emergencies and so on).

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