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The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
Astronomy: Timothy Ferris eyes the amateur asteroid-watchers.
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
Consumer videogame technology inspires the U.S. Army's new recruit-friendly training tool. Then it bounces back to the consumer market and to an Xbox near you.
Already, smart unmanned subs are set to replace dolphins as undersea mine sniffers. Next tech: mine detonation, remote sleuthing and robotic combat.
U.S. forces in Iraq are waging a pivotal campaign in modern warfare-combat on the first "networked" battlefield. One problem: the enemy has a few networks of its own
The Osama tapes highlight a technical challenge: verifying the voice of the enemy.
Africa's rapid growth is not affecting the continent equally. Here's a look at five African countries that represent some of the brightest spots.
New tech could bring closure for the families of 500,000 missing people
Which technologies will finally free us from oil?
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
Science of the Union.
If you cheat on your spouse, you can't yet plead biochemistry in divorce court. But rodent-brain research sheds light on why some lovers stay, some stray.
Ten sci-tech moments that mattered in 2006
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.
Bill Nye The Science Guy speculates on the future of mankind
From vanilla to GMOs, how science shaped the taste of the modern world
100 years from now, what jobs will people be hating?