While the rest of the Web-savvy world fawns over breakthroughs in real-time search and pontificates on the future of social networking, Los Alamos National Labs is looking to the past. A team there is developing a "time traveling" Web browsing technology, dubbed Memento, that will allow users to find old versions of Web pages without trolling old archives.
We all know the web browser will soon become the central figure in the world of computing. That's why we care about a few compelling new hints from Khronos Group, the consortium behind such standards as OpenGL, about WebGL, a web standard that promises to bring 3-D acceleration to browsers without the need for plugins.
That would open up a fresh world of possibilities for what can be done within the once-humble confines of a browser window.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.