Technology Review picks five important advances in nanotechnology and materials science in 2005 -- and one policy issue that could decide the future of the entire field.
The National Security Agency’s “CryptoKids” website uses cartoon characters to recruit future codemakers and codebreakers.
Stem cell quandaries, a map of human genetic variability, a lengthy debate on lifespan extension -- this year in biotech was one to remember.
Beyond a novel new way to track down your family history, home DNA tests may help unlock the history of humans.
The new year could see new challenges to hardware reverse engineering.
Columnist Eric Hellweg looks at the biggest stories of 2005 surrounding the convergence of media and technology.
A small number of people restrict their caloric intake in pursuit of longer life. So what do they eat for the holidays?
A leading advocate of radical change in the Internet says research solutions will straddle the twin concepts of replace and revamp.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging could bring psychoanalysis into the 21st century.
Incompatibilities among "copyleft" licenses meant to promote the sharing of creative work could end up preventing it, says cyber-law expert Lawrence Lessig.