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IBM gets closer to a future of nanotube-based chips

Using technology called carbon nanotubes, Big Blue takes a significant step on a years-long path to secure the computing industry's future as today's chipmaking technologies run out of steam.

By October 2, 2015


Nature's patterns: Golden spirals and branching fractals

Certain patterns, such as the fractal, are repeated over and over in nature -- with some spectacular contrasts on wildly different scales.

12 Images By April 10, 2015


Mars dune looks like a giant leech in newly released NASA photo

The landscape on Mars continues to impress with a weird and wonderful collection of sand dunes and surface fractures.

By October 7, 2015


3D-printed 'Lacelamps' throw wild patterns on the walls

Paris designers turn to 3D printing for lamps that transform rooms with mesmerizing light and shadow.

By November 7, 2014


Animals return to Chernobyl, thrive without humans

The former nuclear power plant, deemed too radioactive for human habitation, is now teeming with a healthy animal population, a long-term study finds.

By October 8, 2015


Google exec: With robots in our brains, we'll be godlike

Futurist and Google exec Ray Kurzweil thinks that once we have robotic implants, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving. Because that's what artificial intelligence can do for you.

By October 1, 2015


Fascinating gif visualises the patterns of flight

A beautiful gif deconstructs the wing motions of a bat, a goose, a moth, a dragonfly and a hummingbird to reveal the looping patterns therein.

By September 30, 2014


Wearable baby monitor predicts a baby's sleep pattern

Most baby monitors can let you see or hear if your baby is crying or awake. But a new high-tech monitor is designed to predict a baby's sleep pattern and help parents get to know their newborn. CNET's Sumi Das shows us how the Sproutling baby monitor works.

By August 21, 2014


E-ink Eyecatcher smart bracelet promises a yearlong battery

No charger, no problem. A new smart bracelet up for crowdfunding aims to deliver battery life that smartwatches can only dream about.

By October 6, 2015


This is what singing slime mold sounds like

An artist captures the electricity activity of a slime mold and converts it to music. If it starts a band with other slime molds, they better call themselves the Slime Mold Beatles.

By October 8, 2015