Programs to the People
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?
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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?
They convened in the mountains, formed a new society, and signed their declaration. Meet the folks who want us to go to Mars.
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.
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.
They used to call him crazy. Now they call him smart. Chemical engineer Robert Langer crafts cures from plastic.
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September 23-25, 2014