Synthetic biology applies engineering techniques to genetic material. E&T reports on a new centre that puts social scientists at the heart of the process.
The CPU is dead, long live the GPU. E&T talks to nVidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to find out why he thinks the end is nigh for the regular processor.
Getting cheap biofuel out of microbes involves careful tuning.
Exponentials never last forever. Sooner or later, silicon transistors are going to stop getting smaller, if only because it's tough to make one with less than an atom of silicon in it. The reality is that conventional silicon transistors will stop shrinking sometime before that happens. But how much sooner?
Lithium still rules in battery design but nano and biotechnologies could massively improve on what we have. E&T examines.
"Africa is abundant with engineering opportunity. We look at some of the projects and the problems."
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