A leading researcher says digital technologies are about to make health care more effective. But is so much data really beneficial?
Information technology is reducing the need for certain jobs faster than new ones are being created.
The head of research at Hewlett-Packard talks about the disruptive technologies that could ensure HP's survival.
Once, we stored our photos and other mementos in shoeboxes in the attic; now we keep them online. That puts our stuff at the mercy of companies that could decide to throw it away—unless Jason Scott and the Archive Team can get there first.
One columnist wondered whether democracy was nimble enough to compete with tyranny.
Touch screens that work through fabric
Mice lacking a specific piece of DNA show symptoms like those in humans
Artificial muscles could power tiny actuators and microfluidic mixers
Conductive binders could make high-capacity battery electrodes practical
Chinese manufacturers have dominated the international market for conventional solar panels by building bigger factories faster. Now they will need to innovate to maintain their lead.