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Computing Archive

  • Sweet Spots

    Pathogen-specific sugars may be the key to diagnosing disease.

  • Grid Computing

    Hook enough computers together and what do you get? A new kind of utility that offers supercomputer processing on tap.

  • Gene Therapy

    How viruses deliver healing DNA to malfunctioning cells.

  • Programmable Chips

    Chips that change function on the fly will mean more versatile handhelds.

  • Guiding Light

    Constructing optical waveguides in photonic crystals–cheap and easy.

  • The Robots Are Coming

    Robots that can climb stairs, crawl over ditches, survive three-story falls–and pester people who ignore your e-mails.

  • Reconfigurable Robots

    PARC’s Mark Yim shows off his robots, which reassemble themselves to slink like snakes, roll like wheels or scamper like lizards.

  • Haptics

    A glove and mechanical assembly let you feel the unreal.

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