Three millennia ago, Akhenaten began construction of the Egyptian city of Amarna—perhaps the first example of planned urban infrastructure in recorded history. Within a decade of Akhenaten’s death, Amarna was abandoned—ancient evidence that building infrastructure and convincing people to use it are two fundamentally different challenges.
The region needs to build a more diversified and sustainable economic base, focusing on consumers as the pivotal driver of growth both globally and at home.
Three experts explain synthetic biology and discuss its potential to affect fields as varied as medicine, oil, agriculture, and even fragrances.
Synthetic biology, billed by some as the genesis of the next Industrial Revolution,
Insurance companies seek to deliver enhanced products and services by investing in new technologies and partnering with others in the smart-car environment.
As the world grows in both wealth and population, so will the demand for energy: global primary-energy consumption is on course to increase 25 percent between now and 2030. At the same time, concerns over pollution and climate change are forcing business and government to think hard about how they produce and use energy.