Computing

  1. Computing

    The data flood

    Mountains of data drive advances in science, medicine and other fields. Here’s how they might affect you.

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  2. Computing

    Explainer: Data — waiting to become information

    People want information. To get it, experts must sift through facts to find trends and other types of useful knowledge that has value.

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  3. Computing

    Explainer: Understanding the size of data

    Data are beginning to accumulate in quantities of mammoth size.

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  4. Computing

    Cyber warriors

    Contests where teens compete to keep computers safe from hackers are helping to train and grow the next generation of cyber defenders.

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  5. Tech

    A squishy speaker

    Researchers have unveiled a see-through speaker that conducts electricity, is elastic like skin and vibrates like Jell-O.

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  6. Computing

    A switch for a living computer

    Scientists are finding that computer parts can also be built from DNA.

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  7. Chemistry

    Building a better battery

    Researchers develop a way to make batteries that hold more charge and don’t weaken with age.

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  8. Computing

    Genetic memory

    DNA is a chemical blueprint that effectively instructs cells on how to work.

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  9. Computing

    Your head’s battery

    Fluids in the inner ear can actually power an electronic device, such as an implant.

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  10. Tech

    Science for all

    STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — makes careers blossom

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  11. Computing

    DNA takes notes

    Engineers develop a computer memory system based on living cells.

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  12. Tech

    Cool Jobs: Wide world of robots

    The machines can help with everything from surgery to disaster response.

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