Urs Hölzle from Google points out that while the performance of commodity computer clusters continues to increase, so does their electrical power consumption.
Herman White argues the case for public participation in the decision-making process for the International Linear Collider.
Barry Barish asks how the particle-physics community can continue to foster its hallmark of fruitful international collaboration.
Ken Peach argues that particle physicists can lead the way in a paradigm shift in scientific publishing to give everyone free access to research results.
Bart Van de Vyver relates his experience of technology transfer when he left CERN to create a start-up company exploiting biotechnology research.
Software development is more than engineering and still needs the human factor to be successful, says Federico Carminati.
In 2005, more than ever, we must continue to nurture fundamental research if we are to sustain technology, argue Manjit Dosanjh and Hans Hoffmann.
Simon Singh believes that the best way for scientists to interest the public may be to forget the unknown and amaze them with what they know.
Luciano Maiani, former director-general of CERN, looks into a "very cloudy" crystal ball and argues the case for a future global accelerator network.
The director of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) looks to future challenges as the institution celebrates its 40th anniversary.