Space and the American Imagination
Volcanoes: Life on the Edge; Critical Mass: America's Race to build the Atomic Bomb; and Leonardo da Vinci
Medical information is redily available on the Web. So is misinformation. The general public is hard-pressed to tell the difference, though, placing a new burden on doctors.
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.
Raising the Curtain on a New TR
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.