Why doesn't the U.S. appreciate wireless text messaging? It has no standards.
Before fuel cells take on the internal-combustion engine, they'll offer clean electricity to offices and homes.
Turning sunshine into electricity makes environmental sense. Thanks to new plastics, it might even be affordable.
The last millennium saw humanity split among reason, humanism and faith. In this millennium, let's reunite these essential human activities.
Look out, PCs. MIT's ubiquitous computing effort is taking technology out of the box.
A proposed rapid transit system would levitate commuters to work in their own cars, gliding above the freeway.
Plasma displays produce extraordinarily crisp TV images using hundreds of thousands of xenon-filled cells.
Optical interconnects: replacing wires between chips with streams of photons could speed things up mightily.
The desktop metaphor was a brilliant innovation-30 years ago. Now it's an unmanageable mess, and the search is on for a better way to handle information.
From a backyard battle with squirrels came the idea for the gene gun-the tool that creates biotech crops by shooting helpful genes into plant cells.