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Way out in a barren Chilean desert, the biggest telescope ever made is taking shape.
Photographs by Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
What is Facebook doing with its unprecedentedly large network?
They promise to change the world. But how will their development be funded?
What the TR50 companies have in common.
Every January, up to 150,000 people swarm the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where they mainly see salesmen and models touting slick gadgets under bright lights. Most visitors miss the surprises that can be found in a plain corner called the “International Gateway,” where manufacturers from Asia display unglamorous components and offbeat items.
Photographs by Gregg Segal
Tomorrow's breakthroughs will demand the revival of American manufacturing.
Bethlehem Steel, once a symbol of American industry, went bankrupt in 2001. These photos help us imagine its glory days.
Photographs by Jeremy Blakeslee
Some of the world’s largest renewable-energy facilities are setting up in the harsh Mojave Desert.
Photographs by Chad Ress
Emulate the methods and values of Apple's late cofounder.