Is this really as cool as it seemed? Or was I just tired of all the online applications I'd been subjected to? Maybe I was easily impressed by something that dealt with nuts and bolts. Real nuts and bolts.
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DEMO Spring: Neverend Media Says E-books Could be Better
Presenter says digital data shouldn't go out of date
DEMO Spring: Keeping Track of Your Gizmos with Bluetooth
The "Phone Halo" makes sure you never lose anything again
DEMO Spring: VenueGen Launches Virtual Meeting Technology
Web conferencing that takes a page from video games
DEMO Spring: Thickbutton's Idea is a Twist on Word Prediction
It doesn't try to predict what letters you want, instead it eliminates letters you won't need
DEMO Spring: Flinc Puts a High Tech Twist on Hitchhiking
Asks digital ride sharers to pull out a smart phone instead of a thumb
DEMO Spring: Quantum Dots About to Move into Camera Sensors
InVisage Technologies unveils a new digital film
Laser Probes for Brain Experiments
Laser-activated probes stimulate brain cells better, say scientists
Laser on Silicon
A new glass glue opens the path to optical computing
Never Look Down the Barrell of a Loaded Laser
Just kidding. But eye safety is important for laser weapons too.
Winner: The Great Gallium Nitride Gamble
Pure, clear wafers of this material are the key to blue and ultraviolet semiconductor lasers for next-generation DVDs
Holy Grail: Light from Silicon
Lasers and microprocessors could be made on the same chip
Ray Guns Get Real
Cheap rockets fired by insurgents are taking a deadly toll in the Middle East. Can a new generation of solid-state lasers blow them out of the sky?
Three-Dimensional Medical Imaging Could Improve Doctors' Ability to Diagnose Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Laser scanners could help diagnose a birth defect that's difficult to detect
Lasers, Great and Small
First Germanium Laser
Lasers made of silicon-compatible material could bring optical data transmission onto computer chips
Nanolaser Heats Up
Spaser nanolasers can now operate at room temperature
The New Search for E.T.
If extraterrestrials are trying to communicate with us, they’re probably using lasers, not radio waves
Tech for Lucid Dreaming Takes Off—But Will Any of It Work?
These 4 sleep wearables coming to market soon all claim to encourage lucid dreaming
Building a Battery-Free Cellphone
A prototype from the University of Washington leverages a backscattered radiofrequency wave to transmit analog signals
China’s Big Tech Advantage Is Speed, Not Cost
HAX’s Ben Joffe takes a look at what’s going on in China’s startup sector