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The Microphotonics Revolution

July/August 2000

Get ready for optical switching in the telecommunications network backbone, then an all-optical Internet, and finally optical integrated circuits. The amount of data we can get almost anywhere will skyrocket.

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  • The Human Genome Project is in the news. But entrepreneurs are already catching the next wave - 3-D protein structures. The payoff will be drug discovery at genomic speed.
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    Lying With Pixels

    Seeing is no longer believing. The image you see on the evening news could well be a fake - a fabrication of fast new video-manipulation technology.
  • Forget those single-purpose e-book readers. The future of electronic publishing lies in files you can download to, view on and print out from the computer you already own.
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    Riding the DNA Railroad

    The Human Genome Project is as good as done, says MIT’s Eric Lander. Now it’s time to start thinking about how the data will be used.
  • In the 1990s U.S. companies cut costs, jettisoned marginal efforts, bolstered internal cooperation and formed strategic alliances. Hold on to your hats - universities are set to do the same.
  • We rank the top U.S. universities in their quest for intellectual property, commercial partners and profits.

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