How technology can help the planet.
Cracking the human genome was just the beginning. Using two major community computing grids, researchers are taking a distributed approach to mapping the structure of human proteins.
There are good signs that worldwide oil production is declining. Best hold on tight.
We received an energetic response to our December story on nuclear waste.
Short items of interest.
A Mountain View company hopes to make fuel cells more efficient by creating a better electricity conductor, which could mean longer running, battery-powered consumer devices.
The generation brought up on video games has taken their chosen entertainment with them as they do real battle overseas.
Farmers wonder about their future as technology increasingly takes over their tasks.
Storing nuclear waste underground at Yucca Mountain for 100,000 years is a terrible idea. A better approach may be to buy some time--until new containment technologies mature.
Alumnus Steven Lubar puts technology in context at the Smithsonian.