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It's no secret that the world is changing rapidly under the influence of technologies like computers and the Internet. What's more, these changes are reaching deeper into the fabric of society and happening more quickly as time goes on. Our coverage gives readers insight into tomorrow's technologies before they emerge from the lab.

TRN stories cover developments at university, government and corporate research centers on topics like robotics, nanotechnology, quantum computing, virtual reality, wireless communications, and the Internet.

Our stories deepen science coverage by showing how today's physics, chemistry, engineering and computer science discoveries lead to tomorrow's products and services. They flesh out technology coverage by giving investors and entrepreneurs a broader context for evaluating technology companies. They are about technology that will dramatically affect tomorrow's business, culture and day-to-day life.

Our goal is to satisfy the reader's curiosity about this evolving technology and its underlying science, and to provide the reader with a basis for judging the many predictions and visions of the future. We're also writing for people who, like us, get a thrill out of witnessing science fiction become science.

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