Archive: 31/03/2011

Thermoelectric materials: recycling energy

( -- For some years now, NASA has been using what are called thermoelectric materials to power its space probes. The probes travel such great distances from our sun that solar panels are no longer an efficient ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in General Physics
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What the brain saw

The moment we open our eyes, we perceive the world with apparent ease. But the question of how neurons in the retina encode what we "see" has been a tricky one. A key obstacle to understanding how our brain functions is that ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Medical research
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