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Fiber Optics to the Home

March/April 2000

Fiber optics has helped push the telecommunications system into hyperdrive. But only when fiber connections reach all the way into the home will the technology´s promise be fully realized.

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  • Categorized in 17032

    Mind over Muscles

    When two emerging technologies meet, paralyzed people can move their limbs - just by thinking about it.
  • Categorized in 17035

    High Stakes for Gene Therapy

    After a decade of disappointment and a teenager’s death, this experimental treatment faces a crucial test. Can it cure hemophilia?
  • Categorized in 17035

    The Bell Labs of Biology

    This chemist’s dream is to understand how the human body works - molecule by molecule.
  • A profusion of new software patents on Internet business methods puts our notions of intellectual property to the biggest test yet.
  • The Technology Review Patent Scorecard shows corporations focusing more than ever on intellectual property-but with sharply contrasting strategies.

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