T-Mobile to eliminate international data fees
T-Mobile is eliminating fees for using data and texting services in more than 100 countries and capping charges for international voice calls.
A novel platform for future spintronic technologies
Spintronics is an emerging field of technology where devices work by manipulating the spin of electrons rather than their charge. The field can bring significant advantages to computer technology, combining higher speeds ...
Beyond silicon: New semiconductor moves spintronics toward reality
A new semiconductor compound is bringing fresh momentum to the field of spintronics, an emerging breed of computing device that may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics.
Are window blinds the future of power generation?
Imagine a future where you run household appliances with electricity generated by window blinds. Such a future might seem far-fetched, but not to Deakin University PhD student Gayathri Devi Rajmohan.
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.
Research team finds that the ratio of component atoms vital to performance
There has been great interest in recent years in using tiny particles called quantum dots to produce low-cost, easily manufactured, stable photovoltaic cells. But, so far, the creation of such cells has been ...
Football: Thai firm sues Apple over Premier League app
A Thai cable television company on Thursday said it was suing Apple for $3 million accusing the US technology giant of selling an application that violates its exclusive rights to English Premier League football.
Predicting human crowds with statistical physics
For the first time researchers have directly measured a general law of how pedestrians interact in a crowd. This law can be used to create realistic crowds in virtual reality games and to make public spaces safer.
Study finds high-energy electrons in space may be to blame for some satellite failures
Is your cable television on the fritz? One explanation, scientists suspect, may be the weather—the weather in space, that is. MIT researchers are investigating the effects of space weather—such as solar ...
Chemists seek state-of-the-art lithium-sulfur batteries
When can we expect to drive the length of Germany in an electric car without having to top up the battery? Chemists at the NIM Cluster at LMU and at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have now ...
Nano-engineering enhances charge transport, promises more efficient future solar cells
(Phys.org) —Solar cells based on semiconducting composite plastics and carbon nanotubes is one of the most promising novel technology for producing inexpensive printed solar cells. Physicists at Umeå University ...
Research shows promise of new device to detect disease with drop of blood
(Phys.org) —An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease ...
Fluttering flags to harvest power looks promising to researchers
Growing mobile phone bill cramming concerns attorneys general
Take a close look at your cellphone bill, line by line. If you see charges that don't make sense, such as "Web hosting" or "member fee," chances are you've been crammed.