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Computing Archive

  • An Aircar in Every Garage?

    The fantasy of a personal flying machine is lurching toward reality, as companies ready vertical-takeoff aircraft for market, and information technology endows planes with the ability to fly themselves.

  • Game Over for Mod Chips?

    As an underground culture in game machine-tweaking hardware runs afoul of federal law, copyright protection is clashing with user innovation.

  • The Flash Menagerie

    As handheld devices proliferate, so too do the memory chips that they rely on. Here’s a field guide.

  • Breaking Boundaries

    The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science sees interdisciplinary research as its future.

  • LEDs vs. the Lightbulb

    With their longer lifetimes and higher efficiencies, light-emitting diodes will transform the illumination industry-and save billions in energy costs.

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  • Mind-Machine Merger

    Devices that connect the brain with computers could lead to mind-controlled robots, repair neurological disorders, and even improve memory.

  • Proof of Concept

    Are today’s computer viruses tests of information warfare weapons?

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