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Bob Johnstone Guest Contributor

  • California Dreamin' Sony Style

    Leading Japan’s best-known consumer electronics company into the new world of “convergence” is a very small, very un-Japanese research lab based on an illustrious model: Xerox PARC.

  • TR10: Light-Trapping Photovoltaics

    Kylie Catchpole, one of this year’s TR10 innovators, is exploiting the unusual optical properties of silver nanoparticles to boost the efficiency of thin-film cells. We asked her how the technology worked, and its prospects for commercialization.

  • Matsushita's Gamble

    Japanese electronics giant bets future on radical new chip

  • A Bright Future for Displays

    Sharp-looking screens using organic molecules promise to supplant liquid crystal displays and revolutionize the next generation of personal computers and mobile phones. Soon, you may see streaming video in the palm of your hand.

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