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Computing Archive

  • HIV Monitor

    A portable-and potentially very inexpensive-device for checking a person’s immune system could help fight HIV in developing countries.

  • Bomb Buster

    Neutron-based device could foil terrorists by sensing explosives in baggage.

  • High-Definition Television

    The 1s and 0s of high-definition television, standard in U.S. home theaters by 2006.

  • Good Vibrations

    Who needs batteries? Small gadgets could draw power from the tiny tremors in your office or car.

  • Glass Micromachines

    Computer-guided laser beams create microscopic 3-D structures.

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  • Glowing Silicon

    A chip that combines optics and electronics generates light 100 times more efficiently than previous devices.

  • Cooling Off Computers

    Cooligy’s micromachined system chills chips, paving the way for faster, more powerful computers.

  • Old Logs, New Tricks

    Software that analyzes system log files could help automate computer networks.

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