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Computing Archive

  • Wee Walker

    A wobbly new molecule called DTA is moving in a straight line toward nanomanufacturing.

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  • Game Boy Rock

    Nintendo’s Game Boy can be hacked to create synthesizer-like original music.

    1 comment

  • Nano Antenna

    Gold nanospheres show a path to all-optical computing.


  • Changeable Fingerprint

    If someone steals your fingerprint, “cancelable biometrics” software from IBM can issue a new one.


  • Newer Math?

    A new high-school mathematics might someday model complex adaptive systems.


  • Cheap Chemical Sensors

    Electronic “noses” made from printed electronics could detect toxic chemicals inexpensively.


  • It's a Mod, Mod World

    Forget plain old podcasting. Modcasting lets listeners assemble customized podcasts, turning them into armchair producers.

  • Storage Grows in a Flash

    The four-gigabyte Flash storage card in Apple’s iPod nano was obsolete before it hit store shelves.


  • Exercising the Brain

    Innovative training software could turn back the clock on aging brains.


  • Spying on Spyware

    Analysts say spyware writers are gaining the upper hand over computer security experts.



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