The Real Privacy Problem As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data. Instead, we need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk.
Million-Year Data Storage Disk Unveiled Magnetic hard disks can store data for little more than a decade. But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more.
A Tale of Two Drugs Today’s medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The story of how two companies set prices for their costly new drugs suggests that the way we determine the value of such treatments will help decide the future of our health-care system.