From the editor in chief
The tale of Centocor is the latest reminder that the road to biotech success is seldom straight. Despite the best business plans, something keeps getting in the way. It's called biology.
Since the 1960s, Donald Knuth has been writing the sacred text of computer programming. He's a little behind schedule, but he has an excuse: he took time out to reinvent digitial typography.
We can solve the electronic privacy problem, if we can just agree on how much privacy we really want.
Launched by NCR--famed for cash registers and ATMs--this showy lab in London hopes to define e-commerce. But some say it's more PR than R&D.
A Boston company aims to make invention automatic.
Are new services ways to share ideas, or graffiti?
A spacecraft thinks for itself.