From the editor in chief
Newspapers once articulated regional differences. In the Internet age, other affinities trump geography.
Biotech: Computing plus biology equals big money.
Software: New devices could protect Web sites from a common threat.
Internet: A new language changes Web surfing.
Hardware: Researchers pursue a cheaper way of designing and fabricating computer chips.
Planting networked sensors in the wilderness will help us understand ecosystems we want to protect.