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Its shops are shuttered, victims of superstore competition. It’s e-commerce or bust.
Some brash startups are trading telecom capacity as if it were pork bellies.
Now poised to move from labs to fields; genetically altered plants that could yield not only better foods but also fabrics, plastics and pharmaceuticals.
Fixing a few common design mistakes would make the Web a far more pleasant and useful place to hang out, says a guru of interactive interfaces.
Vaccines of the future are going to come in a remarkable array of forms: nasil sprays, nose drops, flavored liquids, skin patches, even fried food.
By taking big risks–in business and in research–a husband-and-wife team of entrepreneurs has brought speech recognition to the desktop years before the experts thought it would be possible.
He dreamed up the idea of hypertext as a way to link all human knowledge decades before the World Wide Web–but never delivered a usable piece of software.
Confounding the skeptics, this jewel of big-time corporate R&D has gained new luster–even in basic research–by focusing its scientific endeavors on solving real-world problems.
The ferocious progress in disk storage densities has come thanks to an IBM lab that was slated for elimination–until it met the “gigabit challenge.”
The researchers who invented a lightweight plastic battery found themselves thrown into the world of venture capital and big business. Navigating these waters requires different skills from those that work in the lab.