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    Carson Darling and Thomas Lipoma, who cofounded Nyx Devices with Pablo Bello, and neurologist Matt Bianchi, demonstrate the Somnus sleep shirt. The nightshirt is embedded with fabric electronics to monitor the wearer’s breathing patterns. A small chip worn in a pocket of the shirt processes that data to determine phase of sleep, such as REM sleep (when we dream), light sleep or deep sleep.

  • The Invisible iPhone

    A new interface lets you keep your phone in your pocket and use apps or answer calls by tapping your hand.

  • Color Quantum-Dot Display

    Startup company QD Vision demonstrates their full color quantum-dot display. This prototype is the first step towards a low-power, richly colorful display.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour Lifts Off

    The youngest of the space shuttles blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:56 AM EDT on May 16. It is headed to the International Space Station for its final 16-day mission.

  • What Data Means for Google

    The company’s director of research, Peter Norvig, discusses how Google bases its products and its internal processes on data – and how such data comes in a cascade of new forms.

  • Commercializing Stretchable Silicon Electronics

    Startup company MC10 is commercializing stretchable silicon for smart surgical tools and wearable sensors. One of its first products will be a surgical tool that can quickly map and treat electrical problems in the heart.

  • Ultrasharp 3-D Maps

    A missile-targeting technology is adapted to process aerial photos into 3-D city maps sharper than Google Earth’s.

  • Bill Joy's Energy Quest

    The technologist turned venture capitalist describes his approach to investing in technologies that can avert climate change.


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