A new computer model could significantly advance nanoscale engineering.
We may not yet know enough to understand China’s intentions.
A new device, with sensors the size of human cells, can measure, record, and assess the risk of radiation emissions in real time.
Zinc-oxide nanowires that respond electrically when bent could be used to measure minute forces and pressures.
Electronics made of a single sheet of carbon could be created much smaller than those made with silicon.
A user interface that tracks eye movement may provide an alternate way to use a computer.
Adding decoy photons to quantum-cryptographic signals should finally make them "unconditionally secure."
This year, as every year, we present the 10 technologies we find most exciting--and most likely to alter industries, fields of research, and even the way we live.
What will it take to put thousands of microprocessors in cell phones and laptops?
A computer model of the brain has learned to detect and classify objects.