Scientists announce the sequencing of the human genome.

The 13-year project identifies the 20,000 to 25,000 genes in human DNA. This human blueprint will shed light on migration, disease, and other issues.

Skype takes advantage of VoIP (or, voice over Internet protocol) to offer phone calls over the Internet.

3M provides more power by inventing the 3M™ Aluminum Composite Conductor.

The new power conductor can transmit two to three times more electricity than traditional power-line cables.