Hobbyists play a critical role in the design and diffusion of technology.
Voice recognition that finally holds up its end of a conversation is revolutionizing customer service. Now the goal is to make natural language the way to find any type of information, anywhere.
An international project to map genetic differences between population groups could be an invaluable resource for treating human disease. But will it perpetuate ethnic stereotypes?
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Fuel cells could cut jets' energy consumption, emissions.
Electronic medical records help track and treat the homeless.
Visual fake-out should foil the 'spambots' used by junk-mail purveyors.
RNA-based method thwarts blood vessels.