Science

  • July 1, 1997  

    President Clinton has released a report that calls for a hands-off approach towards the flow of digital dollars. The report will encourage Internet commerce, which accounts for $1 billion worth of goods and services exchanged, a figure that could reach $10 billion by 2000. Paul Solman discusses the report on Internet commerce. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The Internet community is breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Communications Decency Act. The Judges ruled 7-2 that key parts of the law violated the First Amendment. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The Internet community is breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Communications Decency Act. The Judges ruled 7-2 that key parts of the law violated the First Amendment. Continue reading

  • June 12, 1997  

    Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune discusses how computers haven’t quite mastered the full range of human thought. Continue reading

  • June 11, 1997  

    Netscape and Microsoft said they would work to limit personal information available to Net users. Their announcement comes on the second day of FTC hearings on Internet privacy. Continue reading

  • June 11, 1997  

    Netscape and Microsoft said they would work to limit personal information available to Net users. Their announcement comes on the second day of FTC hearings on Internet privacy. Continue reading

  • May 12, 1997  

    Yesterday, in the sixth and final round of man versus machine, the rematch, machine didn’t just beat man but trounced him, as IBM’s Deep Blue computer beat world chess champion Gary Kasparov. Continue reading

  • May 7, 1997  

    The FCC has lowered how much long distance carriers must pay local phone companies for access to their lines. In a separate ruling, the FCC also agreed to let customers with more than one phone line – for computers or faxes for example – to be charged higher rates for the additional lines. Continue reading

  • May 7, 1997  

    The FCC has lowered how much long distance carriers must pay local phone companies for access to their lines. In a separate ruling, the FCC also agreed to let customers with more than one phone line – for computers or faxes for example – to be charged higher rates for the additional lines. A panel discussion follows. Continue reading

  • May 5, 1997  

    Chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov and “Deep Blue” have each won one game to each other and will continue the six-game match-up on Wednesday. For analysis of the match to this point we’re joined by C. J. Tan, who heads the team of IBM computer scientists that built Deep Blue, and Frederic Friedel, a computer chess expert. Continue reading