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.
MIT's guru of productivity calls for a new "New Economic Citizenship," a concept based partly on how America's most successful corporations navigate turbulent economic conditions.
At Xerox's famed Palo Alto Research Center their's a new factor in innovation: teams of anthropologists who study how people interact with machines (and each other) in the workplace.
A self-confessed Macintosh devotee contemplates the ultimate sacrifice: moving to a PC running Windows. Is life worth living on the Dark Side?
Volcanoes: Life on the Edge; Critical Mass: America's Race to build the Atomic Bomb; and Leonardo da Vinci
Foreign companies are tapping into the vigorous U.S. system of innovation by sponsoring and increasing amount of research and development at American companies. Is this a boon, or a subtle form of industrial espionage?
Electronic "collaboratories" that let researchers conduct experiments, review data, and communicate with collagues via computer are changing the culture of science.
Forget about Big Blue vs. Kasparov--the best test of artificial intelligence is to ask a computer to write a story. Meet Brutus.1, a software agent that creates short tales of betrayal,self-deception, and evil worthy of a human creator.