Shuji Nakamura beat the titans to blue LEDs and lasers, potentially revolutionizing lighting and data storage.
Shuji Nakamura beat the titans to blue LEDs and lasers, potentially revolutionizing lighting and data storage
A Plum of an Island
Sensationalism dogs an animal laboratory upgrade
A Spaceship for One--Working Knowledge on Space Suits
All Doped Up--and Going for the Gold
Miscues by the International Olympic Committee frustrate scientists developing tests for the performance-enhancing drugs erythropoietin and human growth hormone.
Why Go to Mars?
In the first of this group of articles about human missions to Mars, staff writer Glenn Zorpette examines the main goal: looking for life
The Nobel Prizes for 1999
Explanations of the science underlying the world's most prestigious awards for physics, chemistry and physiology plus a look at the prizes for peace, won by a physicians organization, and economics...
A TASTE OF WEIGHTLESSNESS
Our reporter flies on NASA's zero-g-simulating "Vomit Comet"
A POUND OF FLESH
For a Danish study of human athletic performance, our reporter donates some muscle to the cause
Chasing the Ghost Bat
On jungle rivers in Belize, two zoologists catch the ultrasonic cries of bats--and fish for a big one
WAITING FOR THE SUPERCAR
Overly ambitious goals may have hurt the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles
A PROBING PRELUDE
Global Surveyor bolsters the theory that water persisited on Mars
To Save a Salmon
Should the U.S. regulate over-the-counter sports supplements as anabolic steroids?
Terrorists' recipe for making the nerve agent VX in Sudan apparently came from a U.S. patent
As India and Pakistan demonstrated, military nuclear know-how is spreading with frightening ease
Mesozoic Mystery Tour
The annual horseshoe crab procession, as seen from Brooklyn
Seeing the Light
CMOS image sensors are poised to take on CCDs
A New Fat Pipe
A powerful consortium pushes a new path to the Internet