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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

Securing the Smart Grid

The grid's flow of data is supposed to improve energy delivery but must be protected from hackers' prying eyes

May 13, 2010 — Sandra A. Swanson

Take a Virtual Moonwalk for Science

The new distributed computing project MoonZoo ( enlists nonscientists to generate data about the moon using newly available high-res images. Cynthia Graber reports

May 13, 2010

David Pogue on Tech, Twitter and Transgenic Goats

The ubiquitous David Pogue, author of the Missing Manual series and tech columnist for The New York Times, talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky aboard a cruise ship in the Atlantic during MacMania, produced by Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news

May 10, 2010 — Steve Mirsky