Over 99 percent of computers are inconspicuous: embedded in objects from toys to cars. Open-source software dukes it out with proprietary offerings to provide their operating system.
Scientists have developed a crystalline diamond film that could produce more resilient semiconductor chips than those made from silicon.
Replacing silicon with organic molecules could mean tiny supercomputers.
The future of big computing may lie in distributing the work.
Biotech: Home computers help to find a cure for disease.
Carbon nanotube transistors may promise nanoelectronic marvels.
Sony aims to send home the first upgradable robot dog.
Boron nitride nanostructures offer tougher alternatives to carbon counterparts.