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Some would ban cat cloning – but pet lovers are willing to pay for it.
Current cuts in basic-research support could not come at a worse time.
What’s wrong with the regulatory agency and how to fix it.
Translating promising science into new therapies.
Better speech-based error correction for dictation tools; how to check errors in a quantum computer; machines learn to analyze brain activity.
Genes put African Americans at higher risk of disease; fat secretes hormone that may control diabetes; toward a plausible RNAi therapy.
Nanosponge works on molecular level; a faster, cheaper, smaller way to make computers remember.
Artistic, functional devices from MIT’s Media Lab, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Biotechnology will do away with species. Good: cultural evolution is better than natural selection.
The AK-47 and Russian engineering.
Recent books struggle to define hacking and its economic and social legitimacy.
Why we still need a strong, healthy FDA.
Today’s password schemes are unworkable and offer little security for users.
Can it cash in on cloned cats?
How do you survive when it could take decades to build your product?
The software giant’s Beijing lab is spearheading a new way to turn research into products.
Arthur Robinson merged science and art to overcome one of mapmaking’s greatest challenges.