Battery-hogging, static-ridden cell phones could soon be a thing of the past.
3M is developing nonsilicon radio-frequency identification chips that could be cheaply integrated into shampoo bottles, soup cans, and other products.
A free program called Dashboard constantly combs through your e-mail, calendar, address book, word-processing, and browser programs and brings together information related to your current tasks before you even know you want it.
A powered elbow brace developed at MIT allows patients with spinal-cord injuries to bend and extend their arms under their own control.
Who needs spiders? An arachnoid-mimicking device turns out strong, light, flexible fibers.
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Japanese mobile-phone giant NTT DoCoMo is replacing house keys, credit cards, and train passes with a phone that does it all.
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