A processor designed around Android's most-used apps could significantly extend the lives of smart-phone batteries.
Developers say fragmentation is hurting Android, while RIM and Microsoft fall still farther behind.
A missile-targeting technology is adapted to process aerial photos into 3-D city maps sharper than Google Earth's.
Far-flung data centers could use otherwise unharvestable renewable energy for computation.
New communications schemes could make zombie PC networks far harder to shut down.
A researcher is experimenting with ways that a Web browser could tighten the limits on information provided to websites.
A new vision-based approach could help prevent crowd disasters.
A clear composite material could make multitouch screens sensitive to pressure.
SpaceX wants to become the commercial heir to NASA.
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