Graphene joins the race to redefine the ampere
A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first ...
Lotus Mobile unfolds its solar-charging petals
Volkswagen shows all-electric four-seater at Wolfsburg meet
Scientists observe coherent propagation of single spin impurity in a chain of ultracold atoms
Many discoveries in physics came as a big surprise – for example the phenomenon, that some materials loose almost all their electrical resistance at low temperatures, or that others become superconductors ...
Agreement will lead to grid-friendly electric vehicle charging
A technology that will allow widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles without negatively impacting the electrical grid is the subject of a commercial license agreement between Battelle and AeroVironment, ...
German city to test viability of inductive charging system on two real bus lines
Nuclear safety chief quizzed over Fukushima
Japanese police have questioned a former head of the nuclear safety body regarding possible criminal charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, news reports said Sunday.
Unlocking nature's quantum engineering for efficient solar energy
(Phys.org)—Quantum scale photosynthesis in biological systems which inhabit extreme environments could hold key to new designs for solar energy and nanoscale devices. Certain biological systems living in ...
Company unveils small personal-sized hydroelectricity generator
Voyager 1 encounters new region in deep space, NASA says
(Phys.org)—NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before reaching interstellar space.
Communication channel between cells and machines paves way toward bio-hybrid robots
Jawbone "Up" fitness wristbands get in shape
Wireless earpiece maker Jawbone on Tuesday released redesigned UP wristbands that combine fashion with smartphone lifestyles to help people along paths to improved fitness.
Researchers invent 'remote magnetic gears'—safe wireless vehicle-charging technology
University of British Columbia researchers have invented a safe, efficient technology to wirelessly charge electric vehicles using "remote magnetic gears" – and successfully tested it on campus service ...
Bacterial photosynthetic reaction center harvests more light thanks to tailored organic antenna
Getting energy from sunlight: Plants have it down; humans have not quite got the knack for it. Hybrid systems made from natural and synthetic components could open new routes for harvesting solar energy. ...