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Hole in the digital economy. Jan 1, 2017 2830
Data-mining your psyche: the latest data-driven political pitches target you based on your personality, not just your demographics. But does such profiling work? May 1, 2016 1587
Precise gene editing in plants: CRISPR offers an easy, exact way to alter genes to create traits such as disease resistance and drought tolerance. Mar 1, 2016 586
Cybersecurity: The age of the megabreach: we haven't stopped huge breaches. The focus now is on resilience, with smarter ways to detect attacks and faster ways to respond to them. Mar 1, 2016 1203
New rapid response systems blunt cyberattacks: limiting damage from attacks requires far faster reactions, quick notification of victims, and adherence to regulations. Managing all that can be tricky. Mar 1, 2016 393
Fighting ISIS Online: the Islamic State is an Internet phenomenon as much as a military one. Counteracting it will require better tactics on the battlefield of social media. Nov 1, 2015 2770
Humanitarians: using technology to tackle problems caused by poverty, war, or disability. Sep 1, 2015 1430
China's startup boom in online learning. Case study Sep 1, 2015 819
Cyber-espionage nightmare: a groundbreaking online-spying case unearths details that companies wish you didn't know about how vital information slips away from them. Jul 1, 2015 1780
Steven Chu. Interview Mar 1, 2015 696
Megascale desalination: the world's largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel. Mar 1, 2015 712
Desalination out of desperation: severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water. Jan 1, 2015 2347
How to break cryptography with your bare hands: the latest way to snoop on a computer is by measuring subtle changes in electrical potential as data is decrypted. Nov 1, 2014 430
China's GMO stockpile: with its world-leading research investments and vast size, China will dominate the future of genetically modified food--despite the resistance of its population. Nov 1, 2014 3837
Micro chiplets: PARC's technique of mincing chips into printer ink could revolutionize the way electronics are made. Sep 1, 2014 478
Talk of an Internet fast lane is hurting some entrepreneurs: the FCC's net neutrality plan will raise costs for companies that need fast connections or use a lot of bandwidth. Jul 1, 2014 460
Searching for the "free will" neuron. Jul 1, 2014 2306
The light bulb gets a digital makeover. Jul 1, 2014 650
Apps for the dashboard face strict new rules of the road: new cars will soon come with high-bandwidth connections and app stores. May 1, 2014 483
Henry Tirri: Nokia's CTO on the group that remains after Microsoft's buyout of the cellphone business. Brief article May 1, 2014 212
Ultraprivate smartphones: new models built with security and privacy in mind reflect the Zeitgeist of the Snowden era. May 1, 2014 2081
Smart radios reduce smartphone battery drain: the battle between device makers is moving from software to hardware. Mar 1, 2014 391
An artificial hand with real feeling: a new nerve interface gives a sense of touch to a prosthetic limb. Mar 1, 2014 653
A startup has trained computers to read your face. Now what? Jan 1, 2014 749
Facebook's two faces. Jan 1, 2014 1790
Avoiding the power grid: a cheaper fuel cell could provide affordable power for microgrids. Nov 1, 2013 640
Plastic from grass: Engineers seek a cheaper biodegradable polymer. Jul 1, 2013 802
Big data from cheap phones: collecting and analyzing information from simple cell phones can provide surprising insights into how people move about and behave--and even help us understand the spread of diseases. May 1, 2013 2085
Your gadgets are slowly breaking the Internet: the Internet isn't ready for the ongoing explosion of connected devices. Now research labs around the country are scrambling for solutions. Mar 1, 2013 931
Tom Leighton: the Akamai Technologies CEO wants to apply the company's web-optimization expertise to mobile networks. Brief article Mar 1, 2013 208
Nanotube computers: IBM creates a new way to make faster and smaller transistors. Mar 1, 2013 340
The spectrum crunch that wasn't tiny transmitters, spectrum sharing, and new information-coding technologies promise to keep wireless data capacity increasing for years. Jan 1, 2013 1250
Breaking down walls of sound: by altering the craft of how music is recorded, technology is actually renewing the social, ephemeral aspects that are experienced most fully in live performance. Nov 1, 2012 1369
Super-cheap health tests: a Harvard spinoff is making a liver test out of paper. Nov 1, 2012 732

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