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Software-enhanced video camera makes sure the person with hands on the wheel stays focused on the road.
Packed with environmental sensors, an Internet-linked robot patrols the forest canopy.
Grid computing isn’t just for scientists and engineers anymore: IBM has harnessed the grid to online game play.
Neutron-based device could foil terrorists by sensing explosives in baggage.
New software simulates the complex physics of combustion to produce convincing animations of flame and smoke.
Software that adds a layer of secret data provides a more versatile digital watermark to authenticate electronically transmitted images.
Software recognizes and interpret shapes sketched on a tablet computer, enabling designers to bypass paper.
A portable-and potentially very inexpensive-device for checking a person’s immune system could help fight HIV in developing countries.
The Mayo Clinic is transforming medicine with advanced computing.
Fingerprint scanners may seem the ultimate in identification technology, but tricking them is actually not all that hard.
Universities are cashing in on licenses as entrepreneurism takes root on campuses: a Technology Review exclusive report.
Making it easier to make friends and influence people on the Web.
Better catalysts could be the key to unlocking hydrogen as a source of efficient, reliable power.
It wasn’t always smooth sailing for the inventor of the hovercraft.
The Georgia Institute of Technology’s devices aid those with mobility, vision, and hearing impairments.
Can a thermodynamic engineer convince people to drink purified sewage?
Identity theft is common-but keeping a watchful eye on your credit card accounts is now easy.
Pampered pets provide loopholes for biomedical entrepreneurs.
Sociologist Troy Duster on the role of race in medicine.
SightSpeed’s technology enables delay-free video Web conferences.
How current airport bomb detectors operate-plus a look at the next generation of scanning technologies.