In developing countries, alcohol containing lethal doses of methanol is a problem. This $5 gadget could solve it.
Sleek Vizio computers weren't the only cool things we saw yesterday. At the same event, we also spied these "junk art" sculptures by artist Gabriel Dishaw. You've probably already seen Dishaw's microchip Nike sneakers, but these pieces, they're just bizarre — in an awesome way.
In our never-ending quest to make the technology we use smaller — I mean, the iPod Nano should really be nanoscopic, right? — we need to keep producing denser and more powerful component parts. One such part? The microchip. Despite the name, they're just not small enough, but they could be soon.
Some doctors in the U.K. are developing a little chip that when peed on can instantly notify you whether or not you have an STD or not — using your cellphone. Is there anything a cellphone won't be be able to take of in the future? It's a phone, a music player and now it wants to your doctor?
It's a milestone for the medical community, yet you wouldn't have to be a neurologist to understand it. That's because this brain-cell-scanning microchip can study human gray matter at unheard of resolutions, yet pretty much does all the science-y work itself.