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Tomorrow's tech: Science and research

A prototype chip could ease the process of scanning DNA, while digital technology aims to offer some order to virtual volumes of research.

What will be the technology of tomorrow? STMicroelectronics says a prototype chip could ease the process of scanning DNA for genes. Also, digital technology aims to offer some order to the virtual volumes of research produced by universities.

STMicroelectronics has created a prototype of a chip that, if released commercially, could substantially cut the costs for scanning for genetic diseases.
November 5, 2002

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

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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

Computer scientist Stan Williams of HP Labs is spearheading a project to find new ways to push silicon-based memory and processor technology far beyond its current limits.
October 23, 2002

Intel discloses a number of tech changes and research avenues that will direct future chip development. The nanotechnology era is here, and Intel is looking at all the options.
September 12, 2002