In 1934 the president of Northwestern University, Walter Dill Scott, predicted that technology would radically change the college experience.
Researchers have tested a tongue piercing that'll allow paralyzed people to steer their wheelchairs in any direction. All they have to do is move their tongue a specific direction and the wheelchair will follow.
How about the qubit, huh? All quantum and two-faced and potentially paradigm-shifting the way we approach computing. It's amazing! Also amazing: What Northwestern University researchers claimed to have done with it in a fiber-optic cable.
In today's Remainders: AT&T users log in to Facebook only to find unfamiliar faces; iPhone 4G rumors abound while AMOLED Apple Tablet rumors get shot down; and Northwestern's StatsMonkey robot takes hard stats and churns out baseball narratives.
These 380-micrometer gears are being turned by hundreds of common bacteria swimming in a liquid solution. Scientists think this discovery could signpost a path to the development of "smart materials" that close the gap between man-made and organic matter.