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From the editor in chief
The latest commercial Web offering: genetic data.
Rubber chip promises a cheap way to segregate cells.
New software extends hyperlinking.
British radio goes digital, led by the BBC.
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
Back to the Moon
Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything
Almon Strowger let us do our own dialing.
The last millennium saw humanity split among reason, humanism and faith. In this millennium, let’s reunite these essential human activities.
An experimental gene-therapy treatment kills an eighteen-year-old volunteer in a clinical trial. Is this the final blow for a much-beleaguered technology?
Just as chip manufacturers reach the limits of silicon’s abilities, nanotechnology will save the day with self-assembling “molecular computers.” Sound too good to be true? It is.
The stock market loves the New Economy. But does our retreat from manufacturing in favor of e-commerce spell economic disaster?
This near-magical laser technology has become trinketware, and only one artist has really exploited its potential.