Have scientists just created superman’s memory crystal? This glass disc contains 5D data – with a lifespan close to eternal.
Most stable permanent magnets need rare earths; Emma Brown tracks down scientists who believe they’ve found an alternative
Andrew McMahon looks at a new optical metamaterial
The media’s focus on nanotechnology suggests that grey goo may kill everyone at some stage in the future. The reality is very different. We all carry and use nanotechnology every day in our smart phones, for the internet, in computers and for entertainment.
Daisy McInnerney puts the science of atom-level material manipulation under the microscope
Predicting future uses of today’s research through literature or design helps to open the conversation beyond the laboratory …
Forget the huge factories of Apple, Samsung and HP: it seems that bacteria might be able to make faster, smaller and more powerful computers than we can. Biologically based wires and tiny hard-drives have been grown in the lab by a team from the University of Leeds and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. […]