One of the nation's top health-care executives explains what's needed to sustain the health of the hospitals that bring us the latest technological advances.
In July, we asked readers to pick today's most profound questions of science. The results, tabulated here, show that while the questions are scientific, the process of identifying them is anything but.
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Emerging technologies can speed the removal of the millions of burried landmines that continue to kill and maim civilians in more than 60 countries.
A pioneer inn the field of complexity theory and creator of the software program Mathematica, Steven Wolfram now claims his secret, after-hours computer experiments will reinvent the field of physics. His colleagues think he just might pull it off.
The sky will soon fill with low-orbiting satellites providing communications links to every point on earth. We should press these fleets into double duty as solar energy collectors that relay uninterrupted beams of nonpolluting electrical power to earth.
Detractors trash recycling as unnecessary and too much bother. But these conclusions are garbage, say two leading advocates, because they are based on tainted assumptions.
Can free access to the Internet enhance the lives of people in poor communities? An experimental system in East Austin, Texas, is showing the way.
It's been a losing battle for half a century. We have many of the weapons we need to save the lives of millions of children, but to turn the tide we will have to marshal all of them.