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  • Wind Power for Pennies

    Windmills may finally be ready to compete with fossil-fuel generators. The technology trick: turn them backwards and put hinges on their blades.

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  • The Programmable Building

    The MIT Media Lab’s Neil Gershenfeld tours the building of the future, where interchangeable power sockets, switches and appliances snap into the walls–then plug into the Internet.

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  • Trading on the Future

    Tea leaves and crystal balls aside, some researchers believe the future isn’t as murky as it used to be–and that may soon be bad news for terrorists.

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  • The Conservation Bomb

    There will be 10 billion people on Earth by 2100–and all of them can live comfortably if advances in energy-saving technology continue.

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  • 10 Technology Disasters

    What do a 17th-century Swedish warship, an opulent Chicago theater and a Kansas City hotel “skyway” have in common? All met catastrophic ends–and they have important lessons to teach today’s innovators.

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  • Cloning Can't Be Stopped

    Controversy has surrounded the advent of every reproductive technology from artificial insemination to in vitro fertilization. Still, human cloning, like its forerunners, will happen.

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  • Blog This

    Online diarists rule an Internet strewn with failed dot coms.

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