Every Wednesday, Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see if he answers it.
Today, Dr. Kaku addresses a question posed by Andrew Brundage-Briggs: If scientists create quantum computers, will we still need computer memory?
Embedded in a cell phone or in accessories such as rings, bracelets or watches, the novel tools aim to make it easier to manage hypertension. But they must still pass several tests before hitting the clinic.
From bicycles to radios to internet connections, technologies of various kinds are part of what constitutes a more developed lifestyle even in places where incomes continue to hover at $1 or $2 per day.