The potential is mindboggling--from wristwatch-sized reference libraries to submarines in your blood. But there's plenty of hype, too. A Pioneer in the field sorts the feasible from the fictional.
A collector of vintage radios discovers the thrill of online auctions.
A new recipe for asphalt could give highway engineers the tools to repave the world.
Its shops are shuttered, victims of superstore competition. It's e-commerce or bust.
Some brash startups are trading telecom capacity as if it were pork bellies.
Now poised to move from labs to fields; genetically altered plants that could yield not only better foods but also fabrics, plastics and pharmaceuticals.
Fixing a few common design mistakes would make the Web a far more pleasant and useful place to hang out, says a guru of interactive interfaces.
Vaccines of the future are going to come in a remarkable array of forms: nasil sprays, nose drops, flavored liquids, skin patches, even fried food.
He dreamed up the idea of hypertext as a way to link all human knowledge decades before the World Wide Web--but never delivered a usable piece of software.
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.