Lives could be saved by sensors and therapies now under development-along with software that could help distinguish an anthrax assault from an outbreak of the flu.
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New classes of detectors, plus safer building designs, point to an “intelligent city” that senses danger.
Monitoring voice and e-mail traffic sounds like a good way to thwart terrorism, but doesn’t allow for early warnings.
Creating a central database of photos to identify terrorists through face recognition is a bureaucratic nightmare.
On September 11, a nation primed for a futuristic attack failed to foresee a low-tech assault. Why?
The desktop metaphor is now an unmanageable mess, and the search is on for a better way to handle information.
PayPal’s fraud-busting technology makes it easy for people to pay one another over the Internet.
Leading companies want research units that can adapt to changing technologies and corporate business strategies.
New information about genes and proteins promises precise diagnostics and drugs.