The federal government's planned laser fusion center is being sold as an essential tool for preserving the aging U.S. nuclear arsenal. But that's not what the taxpayer is getting.
Elbow Grease and Discovery in the New Science Museum
Dental researchers are making significant strides in identifying the microorganisms that colonize the mouth. To head off serious decay and disease, scientists are developing tools that prevent these microbes from gaining a foothold.
The Politics of Global Atmospheric Change
Divided Sun: MITI and the Breakdown of Japanese High-Tech Industrial Policy
The head of Sematech, the pioneering joint venture created to bolster the U.S. semiconductor industry, talks about the direction of U.S. research and development and the power of collaborative thinking.
Sure, we could make the leap to a plastic "supercar" but who could afford to buy it? The auto industry can get just as far, and achieve lower costs, by taking one step at a time.
The public hears fantastic tales that all is well with the environment and government regulations stifle economic growth. Two prominent environmental scientists argue that promoters of this "don't worry be happy" point of view have their heads in the sand