A Water-Cooled Chip That Concentrates the Sun to Desalinate Water

Anyone who's dropped a cellphone in the bath knows that water and microelectronics don't usually mix well. But at IBM's Swiss lab in Zurich, marrying the two is becoming almost commonplace: microprocessors with water coursing through microchannels carved deep inside them are already crunching data in SuperMUC, an IBM… » 9/25/12 7:47am 9/25/12 7:47am

Making Saltwater Drinkable Is Graphene's Latest Miracle

All signs point towards graphene being the supermaterial that pushes humanity into the future we've been dreaming of. From impossibly fast transistors to curing foot odor, there's seemingly no limit to Graphene's potential.
Converting saltwater to potable water in the most efficient manner possible is just its latest… » 6/29/12 3:20pm 6/29/12 3:20pm