An ultra fast and ultra small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles The new optical ... - Read More
The precise control of the rotational temperature of molecular ions opens up new possibilities for laboratory based astrochemistry Chemical reactions taking place in outer space can now be more easily studied on Earth An international ... - Read More
America's current energy boom may take a new direction thanks to the discovery of a new way to turn raw natural gas into upgraded liquid alcohol fuel In the March 14 issue of Science magazine ... - Read More
Most modern electronics from flat screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors use tiny light emitting diodes or LEDs These LEDs are based off of semiconductors that emit light with the movement ... - Read More
Changes in the sun's energy output may have led to marked natural climate change in Europe over the last 1000 years according to researchers at Cardiff University The study found that changes in the Sun's ... - Read More
Insulation materials of tomorrow must be both efficient and environmentally friendly Fraunhofer scientists are developing insulation foam made from wood that could re place petrochemical plastics in the long term Climate protection is now a ... - Read More
Sandia National Laboratories researchers Jim Martin and Kyle Solis have what Martin calls a devil of a problem They've discovered how to harness magnetic fields to create vigorous organized fluid flows in particle suspensions The ... - Read More
A combination of iron oxide nanoparticles and an alternating magnetic field which together generate heat have activated an immune system response to tumors in mice according to an accepted manuscript by Dartmouth Hitchcock Norris Cotton ... - Read More
In current research related to improving cancer treatments one promising area of research is the effort to find ways to selectively pinpoint and target cancer cells while minimizing effects on healthy cells In that effort ... - Read More
When the sun sets on a remote desert outpost and solar panels shut down what energy source will provide power through the night A battery perhaps or an old diesel generator Perhaps something strange and ... - Read More
Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in your device using electric current to power computer processing functions and ... - Read More
Radio waves are used for many measurements and applications for example in communication with mobile phones MRI scans scientific experiments and cosmic observations But 'noise' in the detector of the measuring instrument limits how sensitive ... - Read More
University of Cincinnati researchers are discovering how to manipulate light to one day better view the world's tiniest objects through a super lens as well as how to hide an object in plain sight Masoud ... - Read More
As smartphones tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated the heat they generate while in use increases This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside the gadgets to fail ... - Read More
Photovoltaic energy conversion offers one of the best means for the future of renewable energy in the world The efficiency of solar cells depends heavily upon the light absorbing materials they use Photovoltaic systems based ... - Read More
Using the interaction between light and charge fluctuations in metal nanostuctures called plasmons physicist have demonstrated the capability of measuring temperature changes in very small 3 D regions of space Plasmons can be thought of ... - Read More
The brain is a reclusive organ Neurons the cells that make up the brain nerves and spinal cord communicate with each other using electrical pulses known as action potentials but their interactions are complicated and ... - Read More
Forget remote controlled curtains A new development by researchers at the University of California Berkeley could lead to curtains and other materials that move in response to light no batteries needed A research team led ... - Read More
In future thin film heating will allow plastic parts to be produced with greatly improved surface quality Researchers have also found a way to make the whole process more energy efficient If you have ever ... - Read More
A new approach to harvesting solar energy developed by MIT researchers could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell ... - Read More
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