the right software on today's high-capacity
portable disk drives makes it possible to
carry your personal computing environment
in your pocket. The advance could be a boon
to mobile workers and computer users in developing
countries. It all comes down to separating
body and soul.
A short history of TRN
Technology Research News was begun and initially
funded by a small group of journalists. We like
to think of ourselves as akin to farmers. We sift
through the large number of science and technology
research developments and discoveries and bring
you what we think are the most important discoveries
of the day...
Having your password stolen is one of the biggest
hazards to living and working online. Remembering
multiple hard-to-guess passwords is one of the biggest
headaches to using the Internet securely. A simple
piece of software aims to cut both the risk and
Spraying water vapor onto cold silicon could be
a simple way to make computer chips. The key is
etching nanoscale lines into the resulting ice to
make microscopic computer circuits. The process
is environmentally friendly to boot.
speed quantum crypto
Crossing quantum physics with computer displays
yields a new way of encoding information in photons.
Using photons as pixels lets researchers encode
more information per photon, promising higher data
rates for quantum cryptography.
ID paper and plastic
Forgeries, however clever, could be a thing of the
past thanks to a method of uniquely identifying
paper and plastic surfaces.
process stamps patterns
DNA's ability to connect matching strands is at
the heart of a stamp that promises to bring mass
production to the nanoscale.
yield nano branches
Making highly-branched nanoscale tubes and wires
is a matter of easing off the juice by the right
amount at the right time.
moves micro machines
One way to propel microscopic machines is to turn
them into tiny chemical rockets.