Ex-CEO of Intel Invests $1.5m Into Medical Research

Being a Parkinson's disease sufferer, and previously having prostate cancer, Andrew Grove knows all to well the ins and outs of hospital life. That's partly why the ex-CEO and chairman of Intel has pumped money into "translational medicine" research. » 5/18/10 6:22am 5/18/10 6:22am

Each American Consumes 34GB of Data a Day

That's not necessarily on your computer, so don't start panicking about the broadband bills just yet. A report published by the University of California worked out that each American mind processes 34GB of content, through computing, TV, radio, reading and other forms of entertainment. » 12/09/09 7:20am 12/09/09 7:20am

Rough Nano-Wires Hold the Secret to Efficient Heat to Electricity…

The latest edition of Nature magazine details a new method scientists have derived for converting heat energy into electricity, using silicon to instigate the conversion. Researchers have more investigations to carry out, but if preliminary findings are indicative of what is to come, appliances that charge using your… » 1/13/08 7:25pm 1/13/08 7:25pm

World's Smallest Radio Is Just Atoms Wide, Still Needs AAA Battery

University of California researcher Chris Rutherglen shows off a radio made of carbon nanotubes, measuring "a few atoms across," that's 1,000 times smaller than today's radio technology. » 10/18/07 4:24pm 10/18/07 4:24pm

The sky's the limit for this stuff: they're already talking smart-dust computing, with meteorological, geophysical, biological and…