First proposed a decade ago, microrocketry is taking off. Before long, dime-sized dynamos may power everything from tiny satellites to "smart dust."
Battered by the economic downturn, telcos hope new components will cut costs while boosting bandwidth.
Planning to drill more than a mile down, Deepstar engineers grapple with formidable challenges in high pressure and low temperature.
DNA segments passed down from common ancestors can be surprisingly large-which could accelerate the hunt for common disorders.
Why scientists are busily developing new vaccines-and why they are years away from stockpiling what we may need.
We know that nanotech will change the world-it's time to think about how.
How holographic data storage works.
Postage-stamp-sized chips analyze thousands of protein samples fast and cheap.
Over 99 percent of computers are inconspicuous: embedded in objects from toys to cars. Open-source software dukes it out with proprietary offerings to provide their operating system.