New implantable remote-controlled contraceptive lasts 16 years

A US start-up has come up with a new implantable contraceptive - a wireless, remote-controlled chip that can be turned on and off at the push of a button - which can last for 16 years.

Australian scientists microchip bees to map movements, halt diseases

Australian scientists are gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees to track their movements in a trial aimed at halting the spread of diseases that have wiped out populations in the northern hemisphere.

Kerala plans to insert chips in sandalwood trees

K B Ganesh Kumar informed the state assembly that plans are being worked out to insert microchips in sandalwood trees at Marayur.

Quantum computer on the anvil?

Today`s computers use binary bits of data that are either ones or zeros. Quantum computers would use quantum bits, or "qubits", which can be both ones and zeros at the same time, thanks to the quirks of quantum mechanics.

`Pruned` microchips faster, smaller, greener

Efficiency of computer chips can be increased by trimming away portions that are rarely used.

IBM uses DNA to make next-gen microchips

International Business Machines Corp is looking to the building blocks of our bodies -- DNA -- to be the structure of next-generation microchips.