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  • How Soon to the Moon?

    Sending humans back to the moon might divert money from other space science. Is it worth it?

  • Grids Unleash the Power of Many

    To paraphrase a wise science officer, the computing needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Scientists say new computing grids that put supercomputers in the hands of the masses could exponentially increase scientific discovery and spark new industries.

  • X Marks the Spot for Jumbo DNA

    Super-sized strands of the double helix molecule could act as a diagnostics marker-and may eventually open the way to tailor-made genetic systems.

  • Teaching Elephants to Dance

    A set of practices called “corporate venturing” can rejuvenate big companies-transforming large, lumbering organizations into nimbler and more innovative beasts.

  • Media Literacy Goes to School

    We’ve wired our classrooms. Now what? Media Literacy education is needed, kindergarten through college. The question is what kind.

  • Fiber Optics Takes the Long Way Home

    Despite decades of experiments, big telecom companies are moving ever so sluggishly to extend fiber optics to individual residences.

  • The Smart Phone Moves Up a Grade

    PalmOne scores with the Treo 600: a powerful PDA that looks (and is marketed like) a cell phone. But software glitches mar its performance.

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