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.

Fragile Yet Indispensable

Reliable internet is an aspect of globalization that does not draw criticism
Nayan Chanda
January 5, 2009

New Study Shows Climate Change Largely Irreversible

Current carbon emissions could hot-box the planet for the next millennium
January 28, 2009

Mobiles Give Africa's Farmers the Chance to Set Out Their Stall

Famers use cell phones to hunt down the best prices
David Smith
January 9, 2009

Powering Africa's Future

African nations seek nuclear energy, though uranium fuel is both limited and dangerous
Vera Kwakofi
December 12, 2008

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