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Computing Archive

  • Displays Flex Some Muscle

    Advances in materials could breathe new life into the market for flexible display screens.

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  • Inside the iPod Nano

    We voided the warranty – so you don’t have to. A look inside Apple’s flashiest toy.


  • A Helping Arm

    Robots are on the brink of revolutionizing physical therapy, where they assist, guide – and never tire out.

  • Refrigeration Unplugged

    A prototype metal cylinder with a liquid coolant has converted the heat from fire into an inexpensive chilling agent.


  • 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.



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