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Tomorrow's tech: Hands off nanotech

Governments should take a hands-off approach to regulating nanotechnology, a report finds. Also: A radical physicist works to sell a computing-centric view of the universe.

What will be the technology of tomorrow? Governments should take a hands-off approach to regulating nanotechnology, a report finds. Also: A radical physicist works to sell a computing-centric view of the universe.


Nanotechnology's potential benefit to society is so great, a report says, governments should take a hands-off approach to regulating the developing science, despite possible dangers.
November 21, 2002


Stephen Wolfram works to sell a computing-centric view of the universe that might sit better with the tech industry than with others.
November 20, 2002


Researchers at Bell Labs have cleared the first hurdle to potentially increasing Internet speeds to well above today's fastest rates.
November 14, 2002


The maker of supercomputers says its X1 will offer up to 52.4 teraflops, or trillion mathematical calculations per second.
November 14, 2002


The pace at which scientists are developing new energy sources for portable electronics is dramatically speeding up as the industry races to make smaller devices with longer-lasting batteries.
November 13, 2002

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The system will electronically archive books, lecture notes and scientific data, and could potentially serve as a model for future academic libraries.
November 4, 2002


Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have developed software that can repair a database that has been attacked--even as it continues to process information.
October 31, 2002


Just as a falling apple spurred Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity, toppling dominoes have inspired researchers to build the world's smallest computer circuits.
October 23, 2002