The "Lab on a Chip" Revolution

Micro-electronics is merging with a new technology called micro-fluidics to make possible the construction of entire...

published on: Aug 15, 2008

Robotic Suits Amplify Human Capabilities

While robots are tough, strong and tireless, they lack some of the crucial capabilities possessed by humans. What if...

published on: Jul 15, 2008

The Sky Is the Limit for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned aerial vehicles are important weapons in the war in Iraq and in the fight against terrorism, but their...

published on: Mar 15, 2008

The Inevitable Confrontation with Iran

Ever since 1979, when a militant theocracy seized power in Iran, that former U.S. ally has been our bitter enemy. ...

published on: Dec 15, 2007

The Growing Panic Over a "North American Union"

published on: Nov 15, 2007

Just as some people believe all of the manufacturing jobs are moving to China, others believe that the United States is soon going to merge with...

The Hyper-Transparency Challenge

published on: Mar 15, 2007

The Business Intelligence Revolution enables the smart, fast, aggressive competitor to quickly understand the shifting business landscape. But at...

Global Migration Is Reaching a Crisis Point

published on: Oct 15, 2006

Migration is one of the most powerful forces shaping civilization. At this moment, 191 million people live outside the countries of their births,...

Science Is Profoundly Changing the Dynamics of...

published on: Sep 15, 2006

As we’ve highlighted in recent issues, biotech tools are becoming dramatically more sophisticated and easy to use. At the same time, knowledge of...

The End of the "End of Oil"

published on: Jun 15, 2006

The end of "easy oil" does not mean the end of oil. It simply means that, even in the absence of terrorism, we’ve reached the end of $25 a barrel...

The Time for National Missile Defense Is Coming

published on: Apr 15, 2006

Despite its many scientific and political detractors, the idea of a national missile defense system remains extremely popular with voters. How did...

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