Soft landing of cage-like, negatively charged Keggin ions provides insight into energy storage
Creating extended range electric cars and high capacity flash memory for portable electronics requires scientists to delve into the behavior of anions, negatively charged molecules, that can store extra electrons ...
EU unveils major telecom reforms, end to roaming charges
The European Commission adopted controversial telecom sector reforms Wednesday which it said would create a 'fully connected' Europe and include an end to hugely unpopular mobile phone roaming charges.
The electric charge of mineral surfaces changes in flowing water
(Phys.org) —When water flows over glass or rock, the chemical changes that occur are more profound than had been previously assumed. Using a sophisticated spectroscopic method, a team from the Mainz-based ...
Social game star Zynga slashes staff, closes studios (Update)
Struggling social games star Zynga said Monday it is cutting nearly a fifth of its staff as it refocuses on games for mobile devices.
Electric transport with wind in its sails
Researchers are aiming to remove the electric car market's biggest problem – the fear of not reaching the next charging station.
Generating ultrafast inhomogeneous strain in room-temperature multiferroics
(Phys.org) —Multiferroics are materials that exhibit a ferroelectric and magnetic order simultaneously. These orders have been the building blocks for technologically and economically important applications ...
How cloud chambers revealed subatomic particles
Atoms are made of electrons, protons and neutrons. Protons and neutrons are in turn made up of quarks. These are just some of the elementary particles that make up the foundation of modern particle physics. ...
Two-dimensional sheets of electronic materials show promise for practical nanoelectronics
Two-dimensional sheets of electronic materials, such as graphene, show promise for practical nanoelectronics applications, including transparent electronic circuits used in electronic displays. Molybdenum ...
NASA rocket launch successful, next launch June 24 from Wallops
Following the successful launch today, June 20, of a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket, launch teams are now preparing for a two-rocket salvo June 24 from the Wallops Flight Facility, Va.
Program introduces electric rental cars in Orlando (Update)
Visitors to Orlando often try new things while on vacation: thrilling roller coasters, luxury hotels, different cuisines.
Researchers observe new charge transport phenomenon
Researchers of Aalto University in Finland and the German University of Marburg have collaborated in the study of the movement of charges over interfaces of semiconductor materials. The group noticed a new ...
Microscopy charges ahead
(Phys.org) —Ferroelectric materials – substances in which there is a slight and reversible shift of positive and negative charges – have surfaces that are coated with electrical charges like roads covered ...
Disgraced SKorean scientist's conviction upheld
(AP)—South Korea's top court has upheld a suspended prison term on disgraced cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk on criminal charges related to faked research.
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 ...