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Karen Epper Hoffman Guest Contributor

  • Fuel for the New Millennium

    Fuel cells will eventually replace batteries for portable devices. But what will power this new fuel source? Millennium Cell thinks it has the answer.


  • The 'Nature' of Net Viruses

    Canadian ecologists are studying the spread of Internet viruses to better understand the invasion of non-native insects – but can the actions of Web-based interlopers really offer answers on nature’s original hackers?


  • A Quantum Leap in Cryptography

    Encryption products that use the principles of quantum mechanics are becoming more accessible to companies and government agencies.

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  • Dr. MS

    Microsoft’s new security subscription service, released in consumer beta, could shake up the anti-virus and anti-spyware market – if consumers buy the idea of MS as a security vendor.

  • EA: Still Got Game

    The world’s largest gamemaker, Electronic Arts, is struggling with troubling financials and greater competition. So it’s looking for new ways to use game technology.

  • The Small Screen Gets Smaller

    Hoping to expand services among U.S. cell phone subscribers, wireless operators are pushing bite-size videoclips and live television programming for the handheld medium.

  • Learning to Crawl

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a robotic device that moves like a slug – it could make colonoscopies safer and easier to administer.

  • The Laws of Man and Beast

    New ethical guidelines seek to quell debate surrounding researchers’ development of human-animal hybrids, but concerns continue to mount as scientists expand the boundaries of their work.

  • Military Plays Its 'Smart' Card

    U.S. armed forces and civilian workers are setting the pace with their use of chip cards – a technology that’s going to get a lot more use throughout the government thanks to a new federal mandate.


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