"Have Mouse, Will Travel" may soon be on the business card of those who make remote presentations. IOGear Inc. (www.iogear.com) has squeezed 32 Mbytes of flash memory into a mouse, letting it hold PowerPoint presentations or other files. Presentations are made by simply plugging the Memory Mouse into a Mac or PC's USB port, so presenters don't have to carry notebooks.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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