MIT Technology Review’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies for 2008
6.Offline web applications
Nanoradio sounds interesting. According to Wikipedia, it’s the implementation of radio on the nanoscale. Researchers at Berkeley were able to make a Nanoradio using carbon nanotubes to act as the antenna, tuner, and amplifier of a radio. It uses mechanical vibration rather than RF waves to capture the signal.
Commercial applications have attached themselves to the name. According to this company’s website it is the convergence of wireless with fixed telephony.