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Taking stock of the tech future

From nanotechnology to digital dog tags to new designs for mundane items like batteries, the high-tech industry has no shortage of innovations up its sleeve.

The high-tech industry has no shortage of new computing tricks up its sleeve. It helps to think small--really, really small, in the case of nanotechnology, once the stuff of science fiction and now a budding industry with not-so-far-fetched goals for memory chips, miniature computers, cancer treatments and even military applications. And soon enough, everything with a "digital heartbeat"--cell phones, cars, microwave ovens--could be attached to the Internet.

Is small the next big thing?
news analysis Spurred by research and investment, nanotechnology is maturing with the help of a growing number of devotees in the technology industry and on Wall Street.
February 11, 2002 
Digital dog tags: Would you wear one?
Sun Microsystems joins a program called Auto-ID to build wireless digital identification tags into everything from razor blades to soup cans.
February 8, 2002 
Firm says chip to sharpen digital photos
Foveon unveils its new X3 image sensor chip, saying it dramatically improves photo quality by capturing three times the color resolution offered by today's digital cameras.
February 11, 2002 

previous coverage
IBM plays with chameleon-like computer
IBM Research is experimenting with a computing device called the Meta Pad, designed to easily convert from a desktop machine to a handheld to a notebook and back again.
February 5, 2002