A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.
Bioengineers at UC Berkeley say their smartphone-enabled sensor can detect volatile chemicals by mimicking the color-changing abilities of turkeys, who can shift dramatically from reds to blues to whites.
Researchers say their proof-of-concept is a major step toward designing a nanocage that carries medicine around the body and targets specific diseased cells.
Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman visits IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in order to get a sense of how Big Blue expects to stay ahead of its competition--and help its customers and clients.
The new sensor's key element is a transparent film of carbon nano-springs, created by spraying nanotubes onto a thin layer of silicone, enabling the sensor to stretch and bounce back sans wrinkles.
This porous material is far more sensitive than the current sensors used by bomb squads to identify gases from nitrogen-based explosives. It also detects leaks of dangerous industrial gases.
As chip geometries get infinitesimally small, IBM is looking to DNA to make manufacture of future chips feasible.
New program helps predict complex 3D structures based on a given DNA template, opening the door to developing more targeted drug delivery systems, synthetic photocells, and more.
A bright idea from University of Rochester researchers promises more efficiency from standard bulbs and may offer renewed competition with CFLs.