The U.S. government's passenger screening technologies would mistake the terrorist mastermind for the Sex Pistol. In fact, data broker ChoicePoint possesses better tracking systems.
Tiny rubber bands can power microrobots that could serve as ultrasmall sensors.
A new adaptive polymer coating combines unusual chemical properties to help maintain a clear view.
High-current transistors made from perfectly aligned carbon nanotubes show promise for use in flexible and high-speed nanoelectronics.
A novel form of locomotion inspired by the way amoebas move could help robots get in places other robots can't reach.
Warping photos could help text-based communications become more expressive.
Researchers report using metamaterials to make devices that could transform computing, data storage, and optical microscopy.
PC users can be as neat or as messy as they like using a new 3-D computer interface based on video-game technology. But can the new software revitalize the creaky desktop metaphor?
Researchers have shown that they can use mechanical force to make a molecule more reactive.
Flash memory is moving from iPods to desktops and laptops, providing a performance boost and the potential for instant boot-ups.