Smart paint could revolutionize structural safety
An innovative low-cost smart paint that can detect microscopic faults in wind turbines, mines and bridges before structural damage occurs is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde ...
Brazil says Amazon deforestation down to lowest level
Brazil said Monday that the pace of deforestation in its Amazon region fell to its lowest level since authorities began monitoring the world's largest tropical rainforest.
'Label-free' imaging tool tracks nanotubes in cells, blood for biomedical research
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have demonstrated a new imaging tool for tracking structures called carbon nanotubes in living cells and the bloodstream, which could aid efforts to perfect their use in biomedical ...
Researchers demonstrate fully printed carbon nanotube transistor circuits for displays
Since the invention of liquid crystal displays in the mid-1960s, display electronics have undergone rapid transformation. Recently developed organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have shown several advantages over LCDs, including ...
Collecting carbon in a concrete jungle
Land unsuitable for tree planting could still be used to reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere thanks to new research.
Cars go green and online as Tokyo Motor Show opens
Electric cars with cutting-edge green technology and vehicles remote-controlled by smartphones caught the eye Wednesday at the first Tokyo Motor Show held since Japan's devastating earthquake.
Developing economies see no escape from coal
Concrete towers rise over the African bush, as the continent's largest coal-fired power station takes shape in a multi-billion-dollar testament to developing nations' love affair with coal.
Researchers draft blueprint to boost energy innovation
The U.S. government could save the economy hundreds of billions of dollars per year by 2050 by spending a few billion dollars more a year to spur innovations in energy technology, according to a new report by researchers ...
Limited options for meeting 2C warming target, warn climate experts
We will only achieve the target of limiting global warming to safe levels if carbon dioxide emissions begin to fall within the next two decades and eventually decrease to zero. That is the stark message from research by an ...
CNT paper-based wireless sensor could help detect explosive devices
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a prototype wireless sensor capable of detecting trace amounts of a key ingredient found in many explosives.
World record in 3d-imaging of porous rocks
A team of physicists headed by Prof. Rudolf Hilfer at the Institute for Computational Physics (ICP) of the University of Stuttgart has established a world record in the field of three-dimensional imaging of porous materials. ...
New technologies challenge old ideas about early hominid diets
New assessments by researchers using the latest high-tech tools to study the diets of early hominids are challenging long-held assumptions about what our ancestors ate, says a study by the University of Colorado ...
NASA scientist unveils new chemical detection technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA scientists are creating technology that can detect hazardous chemical compounds in the air with a smart phone.
Underwater gliders provide documentation of aggregate flux event during North Atlantic phytoplankton bloom
Using the latest in optical sensor technology, marine scientists from the University of Maine and the University of Washington have achieved unprecedented documentation of a critical phenomenon that occurs ...