College is crazy expensive–and it’s getting more expensive all the time. Entrepreneurs like Peter Thiel are fond of saying it’s not worth it. But 23-year-old Chris Wolfel, who is getting his bachelor’s from […]
As medical technology continues to advance, the lowly bandage continually gets left behind. Sure, it was exciting when Clear Strips bandages were introduced in 1957. And the Liquid Bandage, unveiled in […]
It would be a lot easier to end the disease if infected people just stayed put, but they tend to move around and bring malaria with them. But using cell […]
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A pair of immigrant brothers has built a $40 million business selling iPhones, Hummer parts, and other coveted foreign goods to merch-starved Russians. And the company is headquartered in Skokie, […]
Albert-László Barabási is one of the world’s top experts in network theory. Here’s his take on mobile phone viruses and how a changing smartphone ecosystem could spell doom.