February 21, 2001   

   Artificial cells make mini lab
Split an artificial cell in half and you get not only two new artificial cells but a nanotube connecting them. Swedish researchers have built networks of microscopic containers and tubes and moved a particle from one container to another. The result could be entire chemistry labs that are invisible to the naked eye.
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PDA interface keeps a low profile
Handheld computer interfaces are a lot like that museum guide who keeps blocking your view. An interface developed at Xerox PARC promises to offer help only when you need it.

Software sifts text to sort Web sites
Search engines do a decent job of finding words in millions of web pages but they're generally clueless about the sites they search. Researchers are aiming to give them a shot at being able to separate, for instance, the medical from the pornographic.

Light drives microscopic metal gears
Shining lasers on certain microscopic particles suspended in liquid turns them into tiny whirling dervishes. Researchers in Australia have harnessed the resulting waves to spin metal gears.

Quantum computer design lights dots
Before anyone can crank out quantum computer chips, researchers need to get the most out of quantum bits that exist for only fractions of a second. A team of Italian researchers is looking at hitting tiny specks of semiconductor with ultrafast laser pulses as the answer.

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