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Philanthropy’s New Prototype

November/December 2006

Can Nicholas Negroponte, the Andrew Carnegie of the information age, get governments to buy cheap laptops?

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In Praise of Print


  • Its history is marred by failures, false hopes, and even death, but for a number of the most horrendous human diseases, gene therapy still holds the promise of a cure. Now, for the first time, there is reason to believe that it is actually working.
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    Silicon and Sun

    In his lab facing the Pacific Ocean, Daniel Morse is learning new ways to build complex semiconductor devices for cheaper, more efficient solar cells. He has an unlikely teacher: sea sponges.

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