Innovation is the source of economic prosperity and global progress, simplifying routines and enriching quality of life. The internet has fundamentally altered how the world works, communicates and thinks. The global information revolution has ushered in a new era of global conversations, cooperation and crowd-sourcing among researchers, speeding the spread of new ideas and technologies in every discipline. Researchers race to develop energy alternatives, synthetic biology, transportation improvements, environmental protections or cures for disease. Governments must keep up pace with funding of education and infrastructure as well as regulations on patents, immigration, intellectual property protections and more.

India – A Silicon Valley for Emerging Markets?

India’s tech firms target consumers in fast-growing emerging markets – and attract acquisition attention, too
Dinesh C. Sharma
June 4, 2015

Ringside Seat at the Cutting Edge of Science

Modern science is competitive, collaborative, and messy – the internet offers all a front-row seat
Priyamvada Natarajan and Ravi Sankrit
June 12, 2014

Re-Imagining Kinship

Biological parenthood is valued over all other forms – childlessness should be de-stigmatized
Amrita Nandy
May 13, 2014

Globalization Helps Preserve Endangered Languages

A globalized internet connects and helps vanishing languages endure
Mark Turin
December 3, 2013

The Dragon’s Spear: China’s Asymmetric Strategy

China’s asymmetric capabilities have the potential to mitigate US military advantage
Loro Horta
October 17, 2013

Urgent Need to Protect the Internet

Global standards are needed to resist nations’ efforts to control, censor the internet
John Negroponte
August 8, 2013

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Caixin: Chinese Drone Maker to Supply Dubai with Self-Flying Taxis

Automated transportation on the move: Dubai, population 2.7 million, plans for drone taxis
Coco Feng
February 17, 2017

China Opens Unique Free Electron Laser Facility

China invests in physics research that could offer industrial, environmental, defense and other applications
Dennis Normile
January 16, 2017

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