Some people are saddled with names they hate. But thanks to a new twist on a familiar technology, today's parents can avoid ghastly mistakes.
Most companies operate on the principle of opaqueness. A leader in the 1990s movement to radically overhaul business processes has a new vision--X-engineering--that puts a premium on transparency and standardization.
With its economy in ruins, Cuba is starting over. Can the impoverished country make 'sacred' cattle multiply like rabbits?
Hybrid devices that are part machine, part living cells, offer new hope to patients for whom purely artificial treatments like dialysis aren't good enough.
From the Editor in Chief
Comic strips for a quarter? A new twist on micropayments is raising the likelihood that you'll be able to pay tiny sums of money for small slivers of information.
Despite staunch opposition from the computer science community, ATM-style electronic voting may offer the best hope for escaping the mess inflicted by paper-based balloting systems.
How Wi-Fi works.
Felice Frankel's pictures illuminate scientific research and sometimes suggest new directions of exploration.
Hewlett-Packard is betting that it can build computers whose functionality rests on the workings of individual molecules. It's blue-sky research, but if it works, it will push computing far beyond the limits of silicon.