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From the Editor in Chief
Community-owned wireless networks are gaining popularity-and could help bridge the digital divide.
Biotech: Protein power, without the problems.
From a backyard battle with squirrels came the idea for the gene gun-the tool that creates biotech crops by shooting helpful genes into plant cells.
Don’t let the government use terrorism as an excuse for a Surveillance Society.
Memory holds us together. That’s why it’s crucial to record the DNA of every species-and to archive the Internet.
TV provided horrific news. The Internet provided emotional safety.
Patent systems are challenged when proprietary rights clash with doctors’ sharing of health-care know-how.
Optical interconnects: replacing wires between chips with streams of photons could speed things up mightily.
Plasma displays produce extraordinarily crisp TV images using hundreds of thousands of xenon-filled cells.