Forget the dotcom bubble, says Bill Gates-rapid progress in computing will drive far deeper changes this decade.
Look closely: President Bush's space initiative is more about robots than astronauts.
Sending humans back to the moon might divert money from other space science. Is it worth it?
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.
From the Editor in Chief
MIT management guru Thomas Malone explains how technology can distribute authority, trump hierarchies, and lead to better business decision-making.