The technology for downloading movie-length videos is ready, but their multi-gigabyte files would overwhelm current broadband connections.
Technology Review picks five important advances in nanotechnology and materials science in 2005 – and one policy issue that could decide the future of the entire field.
Have a big music collection? Try organizing it by feeling.
A neural implant allows paralyzed patients to control computers and robotic arms – and, maybe one day, their own limbs.
A new wireless technology could beat fiber optics for speed in some applications.
A shortage of human eggs is likely to be the biggest barrier for U.S. scientists who want to create cloned stem cells.
A design with holes in it could replace polymer-coated stents, which have been linked to heart attacks.
HP’s tiny chip could offer a new way for storing and sharing video, audio, and pictures.
Hamsters and mathematical modeling provide new insight into our daily cycles.