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Genetic engineering will be essential to feed the world’s billions. But could it unleash a race of “superweeds”? No one seems to know. And nobody’s in charge of finding out.
What’s the difference between Chanel No. 5 and Chanel No. 19? Ask Cyranose 2000, an artificial proboscis that’s sniffing out the market.
A few years ago, IBM’s vaunted Research division went through a stormy upheaval. But the labs have bounced back, and the future looks bright.
Artist David Rokeby builds machines that watch us, make music with us, speak to us and free-associate on our behalf.
Reviled in the ’80s and forgotten in the ’90s, the artificial heart is back and beating. TR readers get a rare glimpse inside the company that’s developing it.
Michael Dertouzos and Bill Gates ponder open-source software and the future of the computing industry.
Meet one of the creators of wearable computing and join him in his search for like-minded folks to live in an augmented reality.
In Japan, a cartoon inspired a generation of engineers to make machines that look-and act-human.
A reservoir for computing innovation, LCS has provided a haven for startups-and a place for researcher/entrepreneurs to regroup and begin again.
There’s a ways to go yet, but the artificial retina is poised to move out of academic labs and into corporate R&D.