A new chip helps connect coffeepots and other dumb appliances to the Net. But are we ready?
Isolation of key genes at the heart of Alzheimer's disease has set off a frenzied race to find a drug to stop this cruel affliction in its tracks.
When an aviation expert boasted that new gear makes it possible for any 12-year-old to fly a plane, TR couldn't resist the challenge. Our correspondent put his own son at the controls.
New digital technologies designed to ensure safer and more user-friendly flying could turn us into a nation of pilots. It's not the Jetsons, but you'll be able to fly yourself to a community "smartport" in an idiotproof miniplane.
No respect? Maybe you need a better agent.
As software giants battle for e-book dominance, limits on standards and hardware still slow adoption.
The world's smallest bipolar transistor has been built with nanowires-but don't dump your Intel stock yet.
ATM-like systems are still in their infancy, says Caltech/MIT study.
Web site settles patent disputes with public rewards.
Automated production of highly complex molecules could aid understanding of many major diseases.