February 6, 2006


RFID steps toward ubiquity
Radiofrequency identification (RFID) chips are increasingly used to track shipping containers from factory to warehouse to store. The promise -- and peril -- of RFID chips is to make every product electronically trackable...

Sturdy plastic nanotubes
In recent years, scientists have stretched and sliced cell-like liposomes to make networks of tiny containers connected by tiny tubes. To date the structures have been made of egg-white-like substances that are relatively fragile...

Study Urges Nano Safety Rules
Pressure brings focus
Freezing bones
Biosensor taps transistor


View from the High Ground: Cornell's Jon Kleinberg
Six degrees of separation, buying gasoline by the molecule, the science of popularity, all just getting along online, intellectual prosthetics, Big Science, making up questions, and telling stories.

How It Works: Quantum computing: qubits
Photons, electrons and atoms, oh my! These particles are the raw materials for qubits, the basic building blocks of quantum computers.

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February 13, 2006
Slick touch

Here's a cool demonstration of the potential of touchscreen technology, close to the level of the user interface in the movie Minority Report

February 10, 2006
Nifty new tech

February 3, 2006
Mega fishfinder

January 27, 2006
Green growing

"In most areas of science and technology, the origins of new breakthroughs can still be found in the work of a small number of people -- or even a single person -- working at their own pace on their own questions, pursuing things that interest them. "
- Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University

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