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A sensor chip now under development would glow in the presence of anthrax, making possible a handheld device for detecting the deadly biological agent.
No more stars and halos: A new way of making corrective lenses accounts for a person’s unique vision flaws.
Good news for diabetics: a device that lets them continuously monitor their blood sugar without a painful finger-stick test or an implant.
Merging multiple biometric techniques creates identification systems that are virtually spoof-proof.
Your home and office computers are probably protected by antivirus programs and firewalls. But what about your new cell phone?
PlaceLab researchers are studying how people interact with their homes. Their goal: design useful residential technologies.
Ferdinand Porsche demonstrated gas-electric hybrids at the turn of the 20th century.
Harold Garner of the University of Texas Southwestern demonstrates his holographic projector for 3-D video displays.
Soon, our knowledge of life processes will let us program cells as we do computers.
The open-source iCalendar standard allows people to coordinate their schedules.
We can lament the mischief of hackers, thieves, and tricksters-or we can learn lessons in innovation from them.
Maritime-security expert Stephen Flynn on how to stop terrorists from targeting the nation’s cargo containers.
Hydra BioSciences’ drugs could rejuvenate damaged hearts by helping cardiac muscle regrow.
How emergency services will locate 911 callers who are using mobile phones.