Scientists build a transistor from DNA
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Tagged bacteria, bio chip, biochip, biocomputer, biocomputing, bioengineer, bioinvention, biological computing, biological switch, bioswitch, Cambridge, computer, DNA, DNA switch, flash memory, germ, getinvolved, Jerome Bonnet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Palo Alto, Stanford University, Timothy Lu, topstories, transcriptor, transistor
Researchers develop a way to make batteries that hold more charge and don’t weaken with age
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Tagged Battery, Cornell University, getinvolved, lithium-sulfur battery, materials science, nanostructure, polysulfides, Stanford University; Hector Abruña, sulfur, titanium dioxide; Yi Cui, topstories
The stuff of genes can be used to store digital data, too
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Tagged bioengineering, biology, computer science, data storage, deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, Drew Endy, engineering, England, European Bioinformatics Institute, genes, getinvolved, nature, Nick Goldman, nucleotides, Stanford, synthetic DNA
Fluids in the inner ear can actually power an electronic device, such as an implant
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Tagged cochlea; Anantha Chandrakasan, current, ear surgeon, electrical engineer, electrodes, getinvolved, guinea pig, Harvard Medical School; Gene Frantz, implant, inner ear, MIT; Konstantina Stankovic, potential, Texas Instruments; battery, voltage
Tiny, nearly invisible devices stick to skin, ‘talk’ to computers
Supercomputer outsmarts humans in historic Jeopardy! competition
Just before a planned repair mission, the space telescope went quiet
The web of connections that makes up the Internet looks a lot like a medusa jellyfish.
Playing some online games may help computers get smarter.
Creating animated movies provides a fun way to learn how to program a computer.