Technology

Former Astronaut Sally Ride

Former Astronaut Sally Ride

July 27, 2010

Astronaut Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. Today she is on a new mission: to make science cool for kids – especially girls. How she plans to encourage students to prepare for careers in science, technology, engineering...

The Future of Cell and Smart Phones

The Future of Cell and Smart Phones

July 26, 2010

What's next for cell and smart phones. Once they were simply for making and receiving calls. Today they can be used to text, browse, shop, take photos and play videos. The future of mobile communications.

William Powers:  "Hamlet's BlackBerry"

William Powers: "Hamlet's BlackBerry"

July 8, 2010

Tackling the 'conundrum of connectedness.' An award-winning media critic on the advantages and pitfalls of living in an age of ever-changing technology.

The Parking Garage

The Parking Garage

July 7, 2010

Parking garages have been part of the urban landscape for more than a century. How this often-maligned structure contributes to civic life and expands the future of transportation, architecture, and design.

Environmental Outlook: Electric Cars

Environmental Outlook: Electric Cars

July 6, 2010

The Environmental Outlooks Series: how electric cars could reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

Drilling For Natural Gas and the Environment

Drilling For Natural Gas and the Environment

June 21, 2010

The U.S. has been called the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Supporters say it’s a step toward a cleaner energy future. But a new HBO documentary raises environmental and health concerns. The risks and rewards of drilling for natural gas.

Facebook

Facebook

June 15, 2010

The inside story of Facebook. How a dorm-room novelty has evolved into a company with 500 million users worldwide and is changing the way we communicate.

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

May 24, 2010

The creation of the world's first self-replicating, synthetic cell heralds a new era in biology. It also prompts moral, legal, and safety questions: Analysis of the potential benefits and ethical concerns.

Violent  Video Games

Violent Video Games

April 28, 2010

The Supreme Court takes on another free-speech challenge: whether states can ban the sale of violent video games to minors: Arguments for and against expanding obscenity standards to include violent images.

The Future of NASA and U.S. Space Exploration

The Future of NASA and U.S. Space Exploration

April 15, 2010

President Obama plans to dramatically scale back NASA's return-to-the-moon program to make way for implementing a new vision for the space agency. A group of astronauts led by Neil Armstrong opposes the move, but astronaut Buzz Aldrin and...

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