scheme treads lightly
peer-to-peer networks are going to deliver
on their promise to remake the Net as a populist
and subversive force, they're going to have
to stop chewing up so much bandwidth dealing
with searches. The solution could be in the
structure of the Internet itself.
lenses set up desktop chipmaking
It's The Fly meets the staff meeting from hell.
A fiendish experiment at Harvard gives an overhead
projector compound eyes. But rather than projecting
hundreds of miniature quarterly report summaries,
the device could bring chipmaking into the home
parts make versatile nanotubes
You can grow them where you want them and how you
want them, and if it turns out to be easy to fill
them with metal they could replace carbon nanotubes
as the stars of the nascent nanoelectronics field.
hide in plain text
Think of language as a kind of code and the idea
of being able to secretly embed proof of ownership
in your words makes sense. However, the passive
voice will have to be tolerated by you.
bends sound waves
A slab of aluminum with mercury-filled holes points
to a future where acoustic lenses and mirrors focus
and direct sound and maybe even form sound wave