Not everything kids learn from popular culture is bad for them: Some of the best writing instruction takes place outside the classroom in online communities.
Need power but don't want to plug into a central electrical utility? Microturbines are flexing their muscles in niche applications.
Traffic from peer-to-peer programs like Kazaa and Skype floods the Net. Now we see products that are aimed at channeling the traffic better. Guess who's behind them.
Sure, there's a new federal law, and e-mail filtering tools are getting better. But a growing alliance between spammers, hackers, and organized crime bodes poorly for the future of e-mail.
Forget the dotcom bubble, says Bill Gates-rapid progress in computing will drive far deeper changes this decade.
Advanced analysis of home medical data can offer continuous care for patients with diabetes and other life-threatening chronic diseases.
After leading MIT for 13 years, MIT President Charles M. Vest announces his resignation.
New imaging technology makes it possible for scientists to document the brain activity of Buddhist monks.
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