This Tiny, Inexpensive Microchip Can Diagnose Diabetes Instantaneously

Stanford researchers recently published work on a small microchip they've developed that scans for diabetes in a fraction of the time of current tests. Additionally, their test is reusable for upwards of 15 patients, can be performed on site, and is more accurate in differentiating the biomarkers that distinguish type… »7/18/14 5:43pm7/18/14 5:43pm


Zoom into a microchip video causes brain meltdown in my sorry skull

Zooming into a computer chip going from a digital camera's zoom to a scanning electron microscope leaves me as dizzy and amazed as zooming into the Universe itself. I still can't believe any of this. It's insane. It's magics. Seriously. I mean, watch this video and really think about what's going on here. »6/11/14 11:42pm6/11/14 11:42pm

Rohm Circuit Kills Vampire Power, Pulls No Electricity On Standby

Japanese semiconductor maker Rohm is looking to vanquish vampire power, the energy wasted by tech on stand-by, with its new LSI circuits. The circuits consume no electricity even when in stand-by mode, allowing for a quick power up without the power drain. Considering that roughly 10% of a house's energy bill goes to… »5/10/08 5:00pm5/10/08 5:00pm

Microchip Renuites Dog With Owner After 7 Years: The System Works

If there was ever a case for embedding your dog with a microchip, this is it. In 2001 Lyn O'Byrne's dog Rhia was stolen from the vets office where she worked as a nurse. Amazingly enough, last week she received a call from a lost animals line informing her that a dog was found with her contact info stored in a… »11/16/07 7:37pm11/16/07 7:37pm