As data gets cheaper to collect, smart innovators will manufacture their own serendipity.
A powered elbow brace developed at MIT allows patients with spinal-cord injuries to bend and extend their arms under their own control.
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A new generation of micromachines could transform everything from eye surgery to cell-phone reception.
Blood tests that detect cancer in its early stages would save countless lives. The first could arrive within a year.
A single room that integrates a powerful array of high tech surgical tools shows the future of the computerized O.R.
RNA-based therapies could treat everything from cancer to AIDS. New research could be removing the biggest barrier to their practical application: getting the drugs into the body.
In New Media and Old, groups are using parody to try to mobilize young voters to participate more actively in the 2004 elections.