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October 27/November 3, 2008

Flying lenses promise cheap chips

Float a set of lenses an infinitesimal distance above a rapidly spinning disk and you have the makings of an inexpensive way to manufacture computer chips. [more]

Molecular layers do logic

Come up with the right liquid crystal molecules and you're a step closer to using chemistry to make computer circuits. [more]

Phosphorous makes quantum memory

Transfer a quantum bit from an electron to the nucleus of a phosphorous atom and back and you have the building block of a quantum computer memory chip. [more]

Brain cells learn to motor

Connect brain cells to muscles and you have a way of restoring control over paralyzed limbs. [more]

Acetaminophen gel delivers drugs

Convert a common drug into a gel and you have a safe, controlled way to deliver other drugs. [more]


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August 5th, 2008
The power of perception
An item in the current TRN issue about computing via visual perception has me wondering if the method could be adapted to take advantage of one of the great strengths of the human brain: pattern recognition. [more]

July 30th, 2008
Nanotech poised to pull in the bucks

June 24th, 2008
North Pole melt

June 9th, 2008
Changes to TRN

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