How the anti-war and countercultural movements in the late '60s and early '70s affected geekdom.
Sir William Empson (whose biography, Among the Mandarins, I have been reading, and about whom I have posted ) once wrote a vilanelle, Missing Dates, one of whose metaphors derives from an experiment that reminds me of the Safar Center's...
I read today that Pittsburgh's Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which a dog's veins are drained of blood and filled with ice-cold saline. Then scientists resucitated the dogs (who had been dead for three hours)...
The United States may have mostly invented the technology that founded the Internet, but today only about one in five Internet users is an American. That would seem to make international control of the Internet an obvious goal, and until...
Research in Motion's stock has climbed 800 percent in three years, thanks to a strategy of licensing its hugely successful BlackBerry email software to Nokia and Motorola.
Dakota Gasification Company was once a defunct coal mine. Now it's a thriving CO2 recycling plant.
Its silicon laser could mean a solution to one of the great challenges facing the semiconductor industry: how to move data fast enough to keep up with tomorrow's ultrafast computers.
Yahoo tries to upend Google with a new 'social' search engine that allows people to tag websites -- like leaving posty notes.
It was Albert Sabin's vaccine, not Salk's, that truly defeated polio.
The placebo effect is real, but what is it?