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Despite decades of experiments, big telecom companies are moving ever so sluggishly to extend fiber optics to individual residences.
An innovative desalination technique could go from the lab to the land next year–but skeptics abound.
PalmOne scores with the Treo 600: a powerful PDA that looks (and is marketed like) a cell phone. But software glitches mar its performance.
A controversy over 14th century climate shows the peril of letting politics shape the scientific debate.
Companies aiming to cut site development costs tend to de-emphasize usability. A new markup language-XHTML2-should help put an end to that unwise trend.
A prominent national voice on issues of R&D and education says he’ll retire from MIT’s top post.
Parents have more control than ever before over how popular culture influences their kids. The trick is to treat media as an ally rather an enemy.
The handwringing about obsolete formats is misguided. The digital files we create today will be around for a very, very long time.
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A new method for detecting deadly pathogens within seconds could become a front-line defense against bioterrorism.