Hubble Vision: Astronomy with the Hubble Telescope
Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century
An inside look at research at MIT.
Water may seem to be everywhere, but for a rising portion of the world's population, there may soon be hardly a drop to drink -or to use for growing food, supporting industries and cities, and preserving life-giving ecosystems.
During total eclipses of the sun, at least one ancient culture performed mass human sacrifice to placate the gods. While our understanding of these celestial phenomena has grown, the author rediscovers the scientific curiosity they engender.
A recent photography exhibit goes behind the closed doors of major laboratories to shed fascinating light on the research shaping modern life.
From Seattle to Newark, nonprofit community-based organizations are now teaming up with high-tech companies to reinvigorate inner-city economic life.
The computer and the human brainwork differently. Instead of trying to force one to emulate the other, designers would do better to ensure complementarity.
Digitized memorabilia such as home videos and family photograph albums can last forever. But they may well drown our descendents in accumulated megabytes