When tragedy strikes, most of us ultimately rebound surprisingly well. Where does such resilience come from?
"Nothing New, just stuff anybody could tell you"
Pills that are safely able to improve mental processes will one day be available to all. This article was published in the October 2009 edition of Scientific American.
"Turbocharging the Brain"
As the search for treatment turns to prevention, a couple of dozen Columbian families with a rare genetic form of the disease have emerged to play a key role.
A pair of articles about optical networks, from Scientific American's January 2001 issue. Gary Stix reports in the article "The Triumph of Light" about these future networks and how they will work. And how will data sent through optical networks arrive at the proper destinations? Optical switchers, of course...Daniel Blumenthal explains.