- A New Solar Material Shows Its Potential
A material described in Nature could help lead the way to high-efficiency, inexpensive solar cells.
- Stores Sniff Out Smartphones to Follow Shoppers
Indoor location technology brings Internet-style tracking to physical spaces.
- Lurking Inside the iPad Is the Future of High-Def Displays
The appearance of indium gallium zinc oxide transistors in iPads shows that the display industry is poised to begin churning out a new breed of high-performance screens.
- Graphene Supercapacitors Ready for Electric Vehicle Energy Storage, Say Korean Engineers
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
- Jawbone’s New Wristband Adds You to the Internet of Things
Jawbone’s new activity-tracking wristband can be used to start your coffeemaker when you get up.
- Genomics Could Blow Up the Clinical Trial
Genomic technology could accelerate patient trials of new cancer drugs that are targeted to a tumor’s individual molecular profile.
- Three Questions for Computing Pioneer Carver Mead
Carver Mead christened Moore’s Law and helped make it come true. Now he says engineers should experiment with quantum mechanics to advance computing. <
DeepMind’s cofounder: Generative AI is just a phase. What’s next is interactive AI.
“This is a profound moment in the history of technology,” says Mustafa Suleyman.
What to know about this autumn’s covid vaccines
New variants will pose a challenge, but early signs suggest the shots will still boost antibody responses.
Human-plus-AI solutions mitigate security threats
With the right human oversight, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence can help keep business and customer data secure
Next slide, please: A brief history of the corporate presentation
From million-dollar slide shows to Steve Jobs’s introduction of the iPhone, a bit of show business never hurt plain old business.
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