Every week it seems there are reports about U.S. drones — unmanned, remote-controlled aerial vehicles — tracking down suspected terrorists in remote, unreachable areas of Yemen, Somalia, Libya or Pakistan.
In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised to create a more open and transparent government by making more data public. But how else can the Emanuel administration use technology to grow access-or even business- in the city?
Modern technology, with ultrasound and pre-natal screening, makes it easier for parents to selectively terminate a pregnancy based on gender. In countries like China and India, but also in places like Vietnam, Korea, Georgia, and Albania, sex selection is on the rise.Mara Hvistendahl is the Be
GPS devices have become ubiquitous: Millions of drivers rely on them for directions.The government hopes to construct a new air traffic control system based on GPS navigation rather than use radar.They've also become an important tool in agriculture.But a multibillion-dollar proposal to provide broa
Long before the iPod, there was the Walkman. Then, the CD, the DVD and Blu-ray. Over the decades, Sony has contributed to or invented some of the most significant consumer products in the world.Of course, the company is also in the entertainment business.