A newly approved radio technology promises wireless home electronics and positioning systems accurate to the centimeter. But opponents say it could also mean dead cell phones, thwarted satellite reception--even plane wrecks.
Film offers the best color and clarity, but in Hollywood's effects houses, computers rule. Moviemakers must expertly blend both media.
They don't have fancy 3-D graphics, but video games for handheld devices stand poised to capture a huge U.S. market. Why? Because we all have to wait.
What do a 17th-century Swedish warship, an opulent Chicago theater and a Kansas City hotel "skyway" have in common? All met catastrophic ends--and they have important lessons to teach today's innovators.
Bringing new technology to market is a crap shoot, right? Wrong, says innovation guru Christensen. Follow his four rules to a new science of success.
The director of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab says the age of smart, mobile machines is already beginning. You just have to know where to find them--say, in oil wells.
Forget "content" and "branding." For freight railroads, information technology spells better ways to haul coal, lay steel and pour crushed stone.
On September 11, a nation primed for a futuristic attack failed to foresee a low-tech assault. Why?
Lives could be saved by sensors and therapies now under development-along with software that could help distinguish an anthrax assault from an outbreak of the flu.
Creating a central database of photos to identify terrorists through face recognition is a bureaucratic nightmare.