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Stories by Philip Yam183 articles archived since 1845

How to Kick-Start Innovation with Free Data

Weather and GPS information stimulated the economy with new products and services. Todd Park, the U.S. chief technology officer, wants to repeat that success with the rest of the government’s data trove

March 23, 2013 — Philip Yam

Nuclear Exchange

A local conflict could produce a global nightmare

June 1, 2010 — Philip Yam

12 Events That Will Change Everything

In addition to reacting to news as it breaks, we work to anticipate what will happen. Here we contemplate 12 possibilities and rate their likelihood of happening by 2050

May 19, 2010 — The Editors, Charles Q. Choi, George Musser, John Matson, Philip Yam, David Biello, Michael Moyer, Larry Greenemeier, Katherine Harmon and Robin Lloyd

Buckyballs and Nanotubes

A once overlooked form of carbon may represent the future of technology

September 1, 2009 — Philip Yam

Mad Cow Disease

Cannibalism takes its revenge on modern farms

September 1, 2009 — Philip Yam

Origins: The Start of Everything

Where do rainbows come from? What about flying cars, love and LSD?

August 17, 2009 — Davide Castelvecchi, Graham P. Collins, Bruce Grierson, Mara Hvistendahl, Jonathon Keats, Michael Moyer, George Musser, Christie Nicholson, Ricki Rusting, Jessica Snyder Sachs, Christine Soares, Gary Stix, Kate Wong, Melinda Wenner and Philip Yam

Starting Thanksgiving

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