Parents have more control than ever before over how popular culture influences their kids. The trick is to treat media as an ally rather an enemy.
Despite decades of experiments, big telecom companies are moving ever so sluggishly to extend fiber optics to individual residences.
PalmOne scores with the Treo 600: a powerful PDA that looks (and is marketed like) a cell phone. But software glitches mar its performance.
The handwringing about obsolete formats is misguided. The digital files we create today will be around for a very, very long time.
An innovative desalination technique could go from the lab to the land next year--but skeptics abound.
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A new method for detecting deadly pathogens within seconds could become a front-line defense against bioterrorism.
A new earthquake-proof village in Turkey offers residents instant community.
A new breed of computer software keeps tabs on how people and objects act. To really work, though, these programs have to learn and adapt.
Want to lose weight? Easy! Just remember the first law of thermodynamics: conservation of energy. Oh, and you'll have to not mind being hungry.