Despite decades of experiments, big telecom companies are moving ever so sluggishly to extend fiber optics to individual residences.
An innovative desalination technique could go from the lab to the land next year--but skeptics abound.
A new breed of computer software keeps tabs on how people and objects act. To really work, though, these programs have to learn and adapt.
Computer games enter the debates about the U.S military response to Osama and Saddam. But is the country ready to play out this conflict?
We are constantly being promised deliverance to greener pastures, where today's problems will plague us no more. But new perils seem always to lie in wait.
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MIT management guru Thomas Malone explains how technology can distribute authority, trump hierarchies, and lead to better business decision-making.
Why low voter turnout can be a healthy sign that the electoral system is actually working well.
The two hottest trends in computer gaming are portability and multiplayer interactions. A Swedish research lab and telecom giant Nokia are putting these capabilities together.
Politicians like Howard Dean are using the Web to rewrite the rules of American politics.