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New implantable remote-controlled contraceptive lasts 16 years

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:46

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 19:22

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 15:31

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

Micron, Oracle settle lawsuit over chip prices

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:29

Micron Technology Inc has settled a lawsuit in which Oracle Corp accused the memory chipmaker and other companies of artificially inflating prices for microchips.

Quantum computer on the anvil?

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2011, 17:28

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

Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 15:07

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

Chinese supercomputers to use homemade microchips

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 09:17

Chineses supercomputers will stop using foreign microchips in 2011 and start using their own core components by year end.

IBM uses DNA to make next-gen microchips

Last Updated: Monday, August 17, 2009, 10:20

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