It's been a losing battle for half a century. We have many of the weapons we need to save the lives of millions of children, but to turn the tide we will have to marshal all of them.
Invention By Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing
Aramis, or the Love of Technology
The principle designer of the IBM program that beat Gary Kasparov asserts that the win was a plus for humanity and comments on how such software can help do other jobs.
Federal research support during the Depression produced key findings and famous scientists. The experience sheds light on the pursuit of R&D during lean times.
Many people who are vulnerable to heart attack don't know it. Researchers are now pinning down new risk factors--and some suggest preventive measures.
In an effort to lure Web-savy customers, more and more companies are setting up shop online. Profits are elusive, though, as pioneers attempt to discover how best to tap the medium's potential.
The Wired Neighborhood
The physician who has written the book linking genes to disease explains how the next wave of genetic research will affect our lives.