High-tech companies try to invent their way out of the recession, applying for a record number of patents in 2001.
Nathan Myhrvold created Microsoft's research group and left with a vast fortune. Now he's created his own organization to keep innovation humming.
Most companies have no clue how people use their products. A little covert observation could help.
Straight from the lab: technology's first draft.
Head-mounted virtual reality gives doctors a better view during minimally invasive surgery.
Construction sites go wireless.
IBM aims to solve speech recognition's nagging problems.
Web-based software system will deliver packages right into your hands.
Constructing optical waveguides in photonic crystals--cheap and easy.
Devices that connect themselves could change networking.