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12 Events That Will Change Everything

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
Lasers at the cutting edge of science

Lasers at the cutting edge of science

"When you flash a laser for the first time…it's like you've created something magical." Tom Baer, executive director of the Stanford Photonics Research Center, said this to me recently when I asked him why he's spent the past three decades both studying and developing the technology.Aesthetics aside, Baer says he's seeing a "renaissance" in laser technology in recent years.

May 14, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier

Key Moments in the Laser's First Half Century

Former Hughes Aircraft Company researchers Daniel Nieuwsma and Bob Byren recall the birth of the laser and the past three decades they have spent taking the technology in new directions

May 14, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier
Marathon organizers turn to electronic health records

Marathon organizers turn to electronic health records

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit are studying injury-related and other information gathered electronically from last year's Detroit Free Press Marathon in preparation for this year's race in October.

May 3, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier
Who needs high-speed broadband?

Who needs high-speed broadband?

On paper, the main crux of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recently released National Broadband Plan is fairly straightforward: help 100 million rural, underprivileged and otherwise underserved households across the U.S.

April 20, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier
Robots run wild as this year's FIRST championship wraps up in Atlanta

Robots run wild as this year's FIRST championship wraps up in Atlanta

Thousands of budding engineers and roboticists from around the world converged in Atlanta's Georgia Dome this past weekend to see whose robot was the best of the best in the 19th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) championship.

April 19, 2010 — Larry Greenemeier
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