Taking a cue from Europe and Japan, the U.S. gets on track with high-speed trains.
Human technology may be taking a backseat to nature in the detection of crop disease.
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We round up this week's most intriguing items from around the Web.
The director of Harvard's Institute of Proteomics wants to create a DNA repository containing a template of every human protein. One goal: accelerated drug discovery.
How researchers chart the largely unexplored world of proteins.
How a maglev train works.
Sugars could be biology's next sweet spot.
Megahertz, shmegahertz. A few iconoclasts are building computer chips that dispense with the traditional clock. But they face big barriers in bringing their idea into the mainstream.
Two mathematicians set out to make programming easy-and transformed computing.