Technology

Webcams

October 16, 2000

Webcams and streaming video technology are now increasingly being used for personal communications, mainstream business, and "clean" entertainment. A panel talks about the rise of web cams and video streaming: who's using them and...

Satellite Radio

September 18, 2000

Satellite radio technology is being compared to an audio version of cable TV. New companies are launching satellites and putting together 24-hour programming that will air coast-to-coast. A panel talks about what to expect as your...

Internet Search Engines

July 27, 2000

A panel of experts describes how search engines sort through millions of web pages, what they can and cannot retrieve, and how emerging technologies may transform the search process.

Shana Alexander: "The Astonishing Elephant" (Random House)

June 14, 2000

Writer Shana Alexander has been fascinated by elephants since 1962, ever since she covered the first birth of an elephant in an American zoo for Life Magazine. In her new book, she shares what she's learned about these animals over the...

Robin Henig: "The Monk in the Garden" (Houghton Mifflin)

June 8, 2000

With stories of genetic mapping, cloning, and other scientific breakthroughs all over the news, science journalist Robin Henig takes a look back at the life of Gregor Mendel, the 19th century Moravian monk regard by many as the father of...

Technology as a Threat to Human Life

March 16, 2000

A highly respected information technology expert published an article this week saying scientific advances could have an unprecedented negative impact on human life within the next two generations. Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems explains why...

Cyberattacks

February 17, 2000

Last week's denial of service attacks on major Internet businesses underlined worries about the vulnerability of the world wide web and those who depend on it. A panel of experts talks about the strengths and weaknesses of the Internet and...

E-Mail Privacy

February 7, 2000

E-mail provides thousands of workers a quick and easy alternative to phone calls and faxes to do business. But many also use it for personal reasons, unaware that employers can read what workers write, monitor how they spend their time and...

Nanotechnology

January 18, 2000

Scientists are now able to manipulate matter at a molecular level and are working to create tiny mechanisms that have the potential to bring about the next technological revolution. A panel talks about the technology and how it could...

Genetically Altered Foods

December 2, 1999

The FDA is holding public hearings this week on genetically modified foods. Consumer advocates say manufacturers should be required to identify any food that is genetically altered by providing this information on packaging labels. But...

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