For Wired's 20th anniversary, we investigate the first generation born into a world that has never not known digital life. If you want to understand the past two decades, they are perhaps the perfect subjects.
Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on 'two-dimensional nanocrystals' layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that could replace today's transistors.
The world's hottest new supermaterial isn't as fancy as you might think; in fact, it's produced by feeding wood pulp to algae. The result, nanocellulose, is amazingly light, super-strong, and conducts electricity.