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The world secretly runs on hippo poop
These legendary crappers play an important role in cycling silicon.
Meet the most important part of your smartphone
In an age of AR and AI, the graphics processor is an unsung hero.
Looking for silicon-based alien life? Don’t hold your breath.
Bacteria have bonded carbon and silicon for the first time. What can they teach us?
DARPA’s Silicon “System On A Chip” Is Pretty
It's also a useful transmitter and power booster.
Beach Sand Used To Make A Battery That Lasts Three Times Longer
Charge your phone with that white stuff from the beach
Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?
As chips get smaller, chipmakers investigate new methods and materials.
Electronic Sutures Can Check For Infections and Even Help Wounds Heal
Stitches deserve a makeover. We’ve been using them in some form for thousands of years. So while they’ve stood the … Continued
Meet Silicene, Single-Atom-Thick Sheets of Silicon That Could Supersede Graphene
Silicene could be the material of the future. Or at least the material of the near future, until graphene-based semiconductors … Continued
New Material Promises Faster Chips, Faster Internet, Faster Everything
We’ve constructed a world out of fiber optic cable and silicon, but Arizona State University researchers think their new material … Continued
Efficient DNA-Based Computing Could Replace Silicon
Just as soon as we figure it out