House bucks Bush, votes to relax stem cell restrictions; Bush plan for earth-penetrating nuclear weapon hits roadblock; Fraud allegations roil Yucca Mountain project; Senators clash over terrorist priorities
William C. Harris
Ireland achieved a stunning economic revival in the past two decades; its plan for the next stage of growth could be another winner.
Cynthia A. Patterson, Marc Snir, Susan L. Graham
The nation's needs for supercomputers to strengthen defense and national security cannot be satisfied with current policies and spending levels.
Games, simulations, user models, and other information tools have revolutionized and personalized entertainment and services. What about education?
Charles V . Pena
The United States can fight an effective war on terrorism while still substantially cutting defense spending.
Neal Lane, Thomas Kalil
The U.S. government was a pioneer in supporting nanoscale research; now it must boost funding to maintain the nation's leadership.
Congress must continue to support U.S. leadership in this field as a key component of future national prosperity.
Abdallah S. Daar, Fabio Salamanca-Buentello, Peter A. Singer
The less industrialized countries are eager to play an early role in developing this technology; the global community should help them.
John Balbus, Karen Florini, Richard Denison, Scott Walsh
Government and industry should be working to identify and manage possible health and environmental risks before new products are widely used.
Kent H. Hughes
A renewed and systematic focus on innovation is the key to U.S. economic growth and prosperity.
Nicholas L. Cain, Peter H. Gleick