Something designed for use and practical application. Specifically, a utility is a program or routine designed to perform or facilitate often routine operations (as copying files or editing text) on a computer.

Articles on that refer to Utility

Economic Impact of the Personal Nanofactory By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Molecular Manufacturing: Start Planning By Chris Phoenix
The Physical Constants as Biosignature By James N. Gardner
Connectivity: What it is and why it is so important By Bob Frankston
The Pace and Proliferation of Biological Technologies By Rob Carlson
Exponential Growth an Illusion?: Response to Ilkka Tuomi By Ray Kurzweil
Book Review: How does the body react to medical nanodevices? By Ralph C. Merkle
Design of a Primitive Nanofactory By Chris Phoenix
How To Make a Nanodiamond By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Biocosm, The New Scientific Theory of Evolution By James N. Gardner

News Articles that refer to Utility

The Intelligent Universe: AI, ET, and the Emerging Mind of the Cosmos
Net Visionaries Seek New Vistas
AI quest goes small-concept
Company Plans Power 'Valve' Employing Superconductors
Molecular Manufacturing: Start Planning
IBM serves up virtual computing
Will medical nanorobots be biocompatible?
How Much Does Information Technology Matter?
The Time Is Now: Bust Up the Box!
Utility Will Use Batteries to Store Wind Power

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