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.

Globalization and Science: A Speeded-Up Virtuous Cycle

With faster communications, scientific discoveries are speeding up the globalization of knowledge
Ramamurti Shankar
March 28, 2003

Chinese Astronauts to Compete for Final Frontier

Breaking America's orbit? Beijing all set to send Chinese taikonauts into space
Joan Johnson-Freese
March 14, 2003

The Internet: China's Window to the World

Do politics and technology make for strange bedfellows in China?
Guo Liang
November 18, 2002

A Path to Global Disarmament

How the world responds to potential nuclear states influences global security
Hans Blix
October 5, 2006

Transcript of “An Interview With N.R. Narayana Murthy”

Transcript of Nayan Chanda's interview with N.R. Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys
June 5, 2006

Anxious America – Part II

The US lacks a plan to increase scientists – and the prosperity they generate
Susan Froetschel
March 14, 2006