The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository assumes geological stability over 10,000 years. Too bad the government didn't pay more attention to what geologists had to say.
Guest Essay: The continued health of capitalism depends on a system that produces not only goods but also healthy customers-who will not flourish in depleted, polluted, and desperate conditions.
Top executives from the automotive, computer, and pharmaceutical industries lay out their visions of technological advance.
Scientists are gathering data to help Mexico City curb pollution.
Some technologies are so blatantly obnoxious that the human race would rejoice if they were summarily executed. A humorist and science fiction writer offers some candidates.
With its economy in ruins, Cuba is starting over. Can the impoverished country make 'sacred' cattle multiply like rabbits?
Playing computer games doesn't shorten kids' attention spans-it helps them to manage competing demands in the new era of "continuous partial attention."
Their work won't show up in next year's models, but researchers at MIT's Sloan Automotive Lab are creating the fundamental knowledge that will help car engines keep getting better.
Electric cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells don't produce greenhouse-enhancing carbon dioxide. But producing hydrogen does-and if we want to reduce our petroleum dependence, we're going to have to reconcile ourselves to that fact.