Researchers at Cornell University have developed an Internet database that identifies bacterial strains in minutes.
Getting inside the very fibers that shuttle data at light speed.
Optical interconnects: replacing wires between chips with streams of photons could speed things up mightily.
TV provided horrific news. The Internet provided emotional safety.
Community-owned wireless networks are gaining popularity-and could help bridge the digital divide.
An anonymous programmer has found a way to decrypt Microsoft Reader e-books, spurring digital-rights debate.
The Web is huge but not very smart. Computer scientists are beginning to build a "Semantic Web" that understands the meanings that underlie the tangle of information.
The Internet and globalization are creating new battle lines between producers and distributors of content.
Ecotourism, meet teletourism. You've seen it on TV. Now see it in person.