Think thumb keyboards and portable hard drives–not the overhyped notions of cell phone Web browsers and “pen-based computing.”
With human cells distilled into digital models, testing the effectiveness of a new drug could be as simple as typing a few lines into a computer.
Ted Postol is challenging the government’s claims about a proposed a missile defense system. He’s a prickly character, but he has a track record that’s hard to beat.
Tropicana tried to co-opt agricultural research it didn’t pay for–and the U.S. Patent Office played along.
The cost of new technology is measured in time and frustration, not just dollars.
The director of MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Lab says the age of smart, mobile machines is already beginning. You just have to know where to find them–say, in oil wells.
From the archives: An MIT expert on national security technology tells us why the current missile defense project won’t ever be able to do its job–and offers a better alternative (from the April, 2002 issue).