To paraphrase a wise science officer, the computing needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Scientists say new computing grids that put supercomputers in the hands of the masses could exponentially increase scientific discovery and spark new industries.
A controversy over 14th century climate shows the peril of letting politics shape the scientific debate.
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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.