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The FBI has struggled for decades to automate its vast and cumbersome collection of fingerprints. A new system is set to come online in July…but it could be obsolete even before it’s introduced.
They used to call him crazy. Now they call him smart. Chemical engineer Robert Langer crafts cures from plastic.
They convened in the mountains, formed a new society, and signed their declaration. Meet the folks who want us to go to Mars.
Could an insurgent band of programmers, motivated not by profit but by the ideal of “free software,” undermine Microsoft’s control of the computer desktop?
Plastics that emit light could revolutionize everything from wristwatch displays to TV screens. Armed with patents and scientific prowess, a British startup is leading the charge.
It’s put-up time at Microsoft Research. Seven years after its founding, the lab has yet to make any real breakthroughs. Can a company built on others’ creations start innovating?
The science-fiction dream of laser healing is moving closer to reality.
Chlorea in Pakistan, Rift Valley fever in Kenya. news of epidemics spreas through the online “CNN of outbreaks.”
The potential is mindboggling–from wristwatch-sized reference libraries to submarines in your blood. But there’s plenty of hype, too. A Pioneer in the field sorts the feasible from the fictional.
A collector of vintage radios discovers the thrill of online auctions.