Archive: 04/21/2006

Mobile music a cell-out in India

Partly helped by illegitimate downloads and partly because it has become an outright fad, mobile music is set to overtake legal conventional music in India in the next few months.

Apr 21, 2006 2.9 / 5 (7) 0

Towards the magnetic fridge

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a material that gives a whole new complexion to the term 'fridge magnet'. When this alloy is placed in a magnetic field, it gets colder. Karl Sandeman and his co-workers ...

Apr 21, 2006 4.7 / 5 (141) 0

Semiconductors slow light

'The speed of light' is a byword for the extremes of rapidity: nothing travels faster than light. But Chris Phillips of Imperial College in London and co-workers have found a new way to apply the brakes to light. As Phillips ...

Apr 21, 2006 4.7 / 5 (52) 0

A slice of carbon could work wonders with chips

Move over silicon: the hottest new material in electronics could be sitting inside the humble pencil. At the Institute of Physics' Condensed Matter and Materials Physics conference at the University of Exeter on Thursday ...

Apr 21, 2006 4.4 / 5 (33) 0