New electron spin secrets revealed: Discovery of a novel link between magnetism and electricity
Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Cambridge in the UK have demonstrated that it is possible to directly generate an electric current in a magnetic material by ...
Puzzling new behaviour observed in high-temperature superconductors
An international team of researchers from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University and the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland) has observed a new, unexpected kind of behaviour ...
Morning is the time for powerful lightning
Wherever you are, if it's 8 a.m. it's time for the kids to be in school, time perhaps for a second cup of coffee, and time for the most powerful lightning strokes of the day.
New sensor monitors electric car charging stations
Future visions of electromobility include a comprehensive charging station network. However, it would be impossible to monitor them all in order to protect them from being manipulated. Under the umbrella ...
Researchers discover how a cluster of water molecules adapts to the presence of an extra proton
(Phys.org) —H2O is the molecule everybody knows, and nobody can live without. But for all its familiarity and import for life, aspects of water's behavior have been hard to pin down, including how it con ...
Research partnership explores how to best harness solar-power
A University of Cincinnati research partnership is reporting advances on how to one day make solar cells stronger, lighter, more flexible and less expensive when compared with the current silicon or germanium ...
Clean energy 'bio batteries' a step closer
Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) are a step closer to enhancing the generation of clean energy from bacteria.
Got a phone charger? No, just a wireless pad on a desk
"Got a phone charger you can lend me? No, I need the new type.... Oh, forget it."
Researchers engineer improvements of technology used in digital memory
The improvements in random access memory that have driven many advances of the digital age owe much to the innovative application of physics and chemistry at the atomic scale.
Ikea launches furniture with inbuilt wireless chargers
Lost that charger again for your cellphone or tablet? Hate sorting heaps of wires to charge various devices?
First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones
Solution to two long-standing mysteries of cuprate superconductivity found
Scientists seeking to understand the intricacies of high-temperature superconductivity—the ability of certain materials to carry electrical current with no energy loss—have been particularly puzzled by ...
Hubble and Cassini get a 360-degree view of Saturn's auroras (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —NASA trained several pairs of eyes on Saturn as the planet put on a dancing light show at its poles. While NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, orbiting around Earth, was able to observe the northern ...
At a glance: What the EU says Google is doing wrong
The European Union slapped Google Inc. with antitrust charges Wednesday, saying it is abusing its dominance in Web search to promote its own products ...