Flexible Transistors

Full Story - http://www2.technologyreview.com/news/400877/flexible-transistors/ MIT Review - 10 Breakthrough Technologies - 2001 The implementation of pervasive computing-the spread of digital information throughout society–will require electronics capable of bringing information technology off the desktop and out into the world. To digitize newspapers, product labels and clothing, integrated circuits must be cheap and flexible-a tough combination for today’s silicon technology. Even the c...
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Brain-Machine Interface

Full Story - http://www2.technologyreview.com/news/400879/brain-machine-interface/ MIT Review - 10 Breakthrough Technologies - 2001 Nicolelis terms such systems “hybrid brain-machine interfaces” or HBMIs. Recently, working with the Laboratory for Human and Machine Haptics at MIT, he scored an important first on the HBMI front, sending signals from individual neurons in Belle’s brain to a robot, which used the data to mimic the monkey’s arm movements in real time. Nicolelis predicts that...
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Nanomechanical Devices Based On Quantum Levitation

Levitation At Microscopic Scale Could Lead To Nanomechanical Devices Based On Quantum Levitation ScienceDaily (2009-01-07) -- Magicians have long created the illusion of levitating objects in the air. Now researchers have actually levitated an object, suspending it without the need for external support. Working at the molecular level, the researchers relied on the tendency of certain combinations of molecules to repel each other at close contact, effectively suspending one surface above anoth...
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