Confounding the skeptics, this jewel of big-time corporate R&D has gained new luster--even in basic research--by focusing its scientific endeavors on solving real-world problems.
The ferocious progress in disk storage densities has come thanks to an IBM lab that was slated for elimination--until it met the "gigabit challenge."
The researchers who invented a lightweight plastic battery found themselves thrown into the world of venture capital and big business. Navigating these waters requires different skills from those that work in the lab.
Capturing the human embronic stem cell might change the face of medicine. But to get there, a small band of researchers and biotech firms must endure a federal funding ban and ethical controversy.
He's seen R&D done the old Bell Labs way and in the new, market-driven style. Now research vice president of Bellcore, Lucky thinks broadly and deeply about how ideas get from lab to market.
Entrepreneur Jim Benson hopes his mission to the asteroids will usher in an era of private--and profitable--exploration of space.
A strange new boat sails on gusts of wind, rays of light, and the passion of an inventor from Down Under.
Combinatorial chemestry has revolutionized drug developmnet. A handful of startup companies are betting it can do the same in the search for new materials
The first one has turned up masses of genetic information. But its real payoff will come from mapping interactions among the cell's workhorses: the proteins.
He invented a key piece of what has become the Internet. The MCI vice president shares his strong ideas on where the Net should be going--and wars of the dangers of government interference.