A good idea can be powerful. Many of them, in a network of diverse minds, can be more powerful still.
Miniature robots, personalized drugs and other potentially life-changing technologies lie waiting in the laboratory, lacking support. Here's how to fix the problem
The nation is poised to explode into the information economy—and yet stubbornly refuses to do so
Cyrus Mody applauds an examination of the twentieth-century scientists who dreamed of breaking the bounds
The pursuit of knowledge is now a global enterprise. Scientific American and Nature have teamed up on this special report on how this trend is changing the way science is done, and how it informs the world
Manufacturing in China and India has seen huge expansion, but California's Silicon Valley can breathe easy — the countries are still some way from becoming world innovation leaders
The rise of outsourcing by Western companies stifles local innovation
Andrew Robinson mulls over a study of India's adaptation of low-tech inventions
To tap the world's vast and growing potential for new ideas, we need new rules
Here is a selection of book reviews from recent issues of Nature on scientific daring, entrepreneurial brio and finely tuned judgment of social need
Physicists and engineers must do more than peddle ideas if their technologies are to translate effectively beyond the lab
How well do mature and emerging nations capitalize on science?
Why China's surge in international patents marks the emergence of a new, international form of research and development
Patrick McCray assesses a biography of Nikola Tesla, the Serbian wizard of the alternating current