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David Victor explains why emissions trading alone won’t be adequate to address global warming.
Why we can’t abandon embryonic stem cells.
Library science will improve online search.
New wireless sensors and diagnostic algorithms promise simpler ways to remotely monitor cardiac patients for early warning signs of heart failure or heart attack.
Protecting an inalienable right in the age of Facebook.
Geologist Allison MacFarlane on the future of nuclear waste–and what it means for nuclear power.
Researchers at a California National Lab will soon attempt to start self-sustaining fusion reactions using the world’s largest lasers. If it works, it could be a first step on the road to abundant fusion power.
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab will try to start self-sustaining fusion reactions using the world’s largest laser system.
Cloud computing could transform how software is developed and used, creating a raft of new online services and applications for businesses and consumers. Explore interactive charts, graphs and images illustrating how cloud computing works.
If the United States wants to build a market-based approach to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, it should learn from Europe’s failures.
The federal government is about to spend big on health-care IT. Too bad the medical industry has a vested interest in inefficiency.
The U.S. space agency readies the first test flight of the vehicle destined for the moon.
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in biomedicine–and what they mean.
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in information technology–and what they mean.
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in materials science–and what they mean.
The Great Depression occasioned a battle over federal funding of science.