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The well-known investor behind the likes of Twitter and Foursquare says venture capital funds have gotten too big.
Maes, whose research group studies human-computer interaction, says mobile devices may soon eavesdrop on their owners to anticipate their needs.
For more than a decade, synthetic biologists have promised to revolutionize the way we produce fuels, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. It turns out, however, that programming new life forms is not so easy. Now some of these same scientists are turning back to nature for inspiration.
The PayPal cofounder wants to see more startups trying for bigger things.
Germany has decided to pursue ambitious greenhouse-gas reductions—while closing down its nuclear plants. Can a heavily industrialized country power its economy with wind turbines and solar panels?
The creator of a social network for close friends and family says smart phones will make computing more intimate than PCs did.
Foundation Medicine is offering a test that helps oncologists choose drugs targeted to the genetic profile of a patient's tumor cells. Has personalized cancer treatment finally arrived?
Local programmers and homegrown business models are helping to realize the vast promise of using phones to improve health care and save lives.
The CEO of Dropbox explains why simplicity is so hard to achieve.