A "tangible interface" turns simulations into collaborations.
Big e-mail providers snap their fingers, and the masses obey, like sheep. But there's a way to reclaim control.
Windmills may finally be ready to compete with fossil-fuel generators. The technology trick: turn them backwards and put hinges on their blades.
The MIT Media Lab's Neil Gershenfeld tours the building of the future, where interchangeable power sockets, switches and appliances snap into the walls--then plug into the Internet.
Scientists find a better way to gauge the high seas.
One researcher's unlikely crusade: to overthrow the on/off button.
Tea leaves and crystal balls aside, some researchers believe the future isn't as murky as it used to be--and that may soon be bad news for terrorists.
Lawmakers and universities seek a balance between academic freedom and security in the war on terror.
There will be 10 billion people on Earth by 2100--and all of them can live comfortably if advances in energy-saving technology continue.
The battlefield is small but the stakes are big, as computer giants chase a revolutionary nano-storage technology.