California Institute of Technology

The way of the Droid is near

Noon: a crowded cafeteria. You drift past the salad bar, glumly eyeing the line at the pizza counter. But what's this rolling toward you? It's a little robot-vaguely reminiscent of the movie 'droid WALL∙E-and ...

Jan 05, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0

Voyage of the DNA Treader

Richard Feynman was right: there is plenty of room at the bottom, and the beeping, lumbering trashcans of 1950s science fiction are gradually giving way to micro-droids the size of a speck of dust . . . or even a molecule.

Dec 30, 2010 4.2 / 5 (9) 1 | with audio podcast

Make your own flake

With little more than a plastic soda bottle, some fishing line, a sponge, and dry ice, anyone can make it snow, make it snow, make it snow... one flake at a time.

Dec 20, 2010 not rated yet 0