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Google deems Android ready for more Chromecast apps, lets the floodgates open

With Google's latest update to Play Services, it shouldn't be long before the Chromecast section of its app store gets a little more lively. Now that the Android SDK has support for the HDMI dongle baked in, developers can add the functionality to virtually any app they want, at-will. Google opened …

Samsung-backed Android alarm app helps researchers fight disease while you sleep

Our smartphones don't do much when they're sitting there charging overnight, something Samsung and the University of Vienna want to take advantage of to cure diseases. A new app called Power Sleep uses your phone's downtime to crunch protein calculations. That data's used to research cures for …

Tiny Gold Motors You Can Drive Inside Cells

They're a step toward motors doctors could one day use to deliver targeted medicine to cells in the body.<p>Do you think they'll meet Ms. Frizzle in there? A team of scientists has built nano-size motors, partly out of gold, that they then coaxed into cells and drove around. You can see the motors …

The nanotechnology in your clothes

Nanoparticles are increasingly used as coatings on clothing to make it waterproof, microbicidal, UV-blocking or antistatic<p>The Consumer Products Inventory lists over 1,600 products that have been identified by the manufacturer as containing nanoparticles – particles between one and 100 nanometres …