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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


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


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


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


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


Genetically engineered micropigs to be sold as pets

A genomics institute in China plans to bring a brand new kind of pet into the world -- customizable mini-pigs.

By September 29, 2015


Netflix thinks it knows the episodes that hooked you, but does it?

From "Arrow" to "Daredevil" to "The Walking Dead," the streaming service analyzes which first-season episodes got us hooked. The data raises some questions, but it's fun to ponder nonetheless.

By September 25, 2015


See a supersonic jet's shock waves in mind-bending NASA images

A new technique uses the sun and moon as backgrounds to capture visuals of supersonic shock waves as a crazy-fast jet breaks the sound barrier.

By September 24, 2015


Forget fitness bands. Smarter balls, socks, rackets elevate your game

A new breed of fitness equipment uses your phone to help track performance in your favorite sports, including running, soccer (football), tennis, basketball, baseball and golf.

By September 23, 2015