Xia presents his work at EmTech 2011: Replacing silicon with graphene. IBM Fengnian Xia has found a way to build a graphene transistor that blocks electrons efficiently when it's off—a step in the direction of graphene-based electronics, which
Lanckriet presents his work at EmTech 2011: Teaching computers to classify music University of California, San Diego Is Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" a happy song? Is "Bohemian Rhapsody" sad? Gert Lanckriet wants computers to be able to tell. Then people could search for tunes that match a ...
Hammerbacher presents his work at EmTech 2011: Managing huge data sets Company: Cloudera Learn more:http://techre.vu/wkeXPq
Rubin describes his work at EmTech 2011: Letting consumers analyze their sleep Zeo In college at Brown University, Ben Rubin had an odd nighttime ritual. He would hook himself up to an old polysomnography machine, a refrigerator-size device that clinics use to diagnose sleep disorders. He ...
Krishnamachari describes his work at EmTech 2011: Smarter wireless networks University of Southern California By creating smarter wireless networks that can handle mobile devices and interference more efficiently than today's Wi-Fi and cellular
Gerkey describes his work at EmTech 2011: A common language for robots Willow Garage PROBLEM: People who want to program robots have had to either write software from scratch or purchase proprietary software that is hard to modify. SOLUTION:
Bettinger describes his work at EmTech 2011: Tailoring polymers for biodegradable implants Carnegie Mellon University As a graduate student at MIT, Christopher Bettinger created strong, rubbery polymers that mimic natural tissue and can be tail
Berkenstock describes his work at EmTech 2011: Cheaper satellite pictures. Skybox Imaging Dan Berkenstock, cofounder and chief product officer of Skybox Imaging, wants to let "anyone know what's happening anywhere in the world at any time." Nex
Ratan describes his work at EmTech 2011: Converting paper records to digital in real time Yale University Beginning in 2009, while working with Microsoft Research India, Aishwarya Ratan spent 15 months figuring out how to help local microcredit co-ops, which often struggle with handwritten ...
Narayanan describes his work at EmTech 2011: Affordable speech synthesizers Invention Labs Some four million people in India suffer from cerebral palsy and other disabilities that make it difficult or impossible for them to speak. Giving them a voice is the job of Ajit Narayanan's low-cost ...
Phillips describes his work at EmTech 2011: Computer-assisted genetic engineering Microsoft Research Synthetic biology offers the prospect of engineering microbes to fight disease or produce biofuels, but designing the necessary DNA instructions is normally an arduous task. With software ...
Our November/December 2011 issue features new technology for eavesdropping on the hive mind, an essay on the evolution of privacy, and much more.
New technology deciphers-- and empowers--the millions who talk back to their televisions through the Web.
Researchers at UCLA demonstrate their fully stretchable OLED. They achieved the feat by sandwiching a carbon nanotube-polymer blend on either side of a light-emitting plastic.
Ajit Narayanan, founder of Invention Labs and one of the 2011 TR35, has designed a low-cost tablet-based speech synthesizer system called Avaz.
Ben Rubin, co-founder and CTO of Zeo and part of the 2011 TR35, has developed a consumer device that detects the user's phase of sleep.
Systems that print mechanical components with metal powder could be used to build lighter, more efficient airplanes.
An engineer has rigged up several devices that enable a touch interface to respond to nuances such as pressure.
Cisco's chief futurist predicts digital avatar assistants--and more.