February 20, 2006


High-tech virus films
Nature is proving to be a particularly versatile resource for finding simple, inexpensive ways of building high-tech materials and devices.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have advanced their technique of using viruses...

Rubber crystal has light touch
Photonic crystal -- material with tiny regularly spaced holes -- precisely controls lightwaves, opening the way for lightning fast computer chips that use light rather than electrical signals and tiny communications devices...

Enzymes compute
Quantum crypto advances demoed
Swollen lenses make biosensor
Nanofluidics tune light chips


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 24, 2006
In hot water
A look at the climate during the age of the dinosaurs shows that global warming could be worse than scientists have predicted

February 16, 2006
Don't think about it

February 13, 2006
Slick touch

February 10, 2006
Nifty new tech

"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. "
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