Super-Mice It’s something straight out of a Marvel comic book: giving test subjects the ability to see infrared light, similarly to how night-vision goggles work — but without the awkward and bulky...
Why carry keys when you could enter a building with a rice-sized chip implanted under your skin? That convenience drove Epicenter, a Swedish incubator, to allow its employees to have this type of...
X’s and O’s The world’s smallest game of tic-tac-toe could have a big impact on the future of nanotechnology. Researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new...
Bit Crush In data storage, the perpetual goal is to find ways to store greater amounts of information on devices that take up less physical space. Taken to its extreme end, that goal recently has...
Aftershock When doctors operate to remove cancerous tumors, they need to make sure they catch every last bit during surgery. If any cancer is left over, it can once more take hold and recur...
AEROSOLS FOR GOOD. You may have sworn off aerosol sprays in the ’90s when everyone was talking about the hole in the ozone layer, but a team of researchers from MIT has found a use for aerosols...
We now have a clean, cheap way of manufacturing quantum dots, an advanced, microscopic tool that scientists are learning how to use to enhance everything from solar panels to cancer treatments. All...
Like peanut butter and jelly, like salt and pepper, like that seemingly perfect couple you love (to hate), the two dominant types of computer memory truly complete one another. Read-only memory...
Long-term dialysis patients are subject to infections and other complications, because they need to have a small plastic tube implanted in their arm. Now a company is trying to grow new blood...
Researchers working at IBM’s labs have developed a new kind of synthetic molecule that targets superbugs without some of the worst side effects of conventional antibiotics.