Image: Saturn's sponge-like moon Hyperion
The subject of this image bears a remarkable resemblance to a porous sea sponge, floating in the inky black surroundings of the deep sea.
Ultra-sensitive sensor detects individual electrons
A Spanish-led team of European researchers at the University of Cambridge has created an electronic device so accurate that it can detect the charge of a single electron in less than one microsecond. It has ...
Google prepares for long battle in EU antitrust case
Google Inc. probably faces a lengthy process in challenging antitrust charges by the European Union, but the Internet search giant might be able to avoid paying hefty fines or making big changes to its business.
Charged holes in graphene increase energy storage capacity
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered a method to increase the amount of electric charge that can be stored in graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The research, published ...
New electronic paper could make inexpensive electronic displays
Researchers from the University of Tokyo have revamped an old e-paper concept to make an inexpensive handwriting-enabled e-paper well suited to large displays like whiteboards. They describe the e-paper in ...
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 ...
Study shows novel pattern of electrical charge movement through DNA
Electrical charges not only move through wires, they also travel along lengths of DNA, the molecule of life. The property is known as charge transport.
Researchers find a way to convert waste heat to electricity at nano-scale
Organic semiconductors will create cheaper, greener devices
Research into organic semiconductors could lead to more efficient LED TVs and flexible solar cells that are cheaper to make and take less energy to produce according to researchers at the University of Bath.
New kind of smart-glass changes color and produces electricity
Unraveling the origin of the pseudogap in a charge density wave compound
The pseudogap, a state characterized by a partial gap and loss of coherence in the electronic excitations, has been associated with many unusual physical phenomena in a variety of materials ranging from cold ...
Revisiting the mechanics of the action potential
The action potential is widely understood as an electrical phenomenon. However, a long experimental history has documented the existence of co-propagating mechanical signatures.
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 ...
Findings on how electrons are solvated in water widen the range of potential influences on chemical reactions
Chemistry can be quite confusing. In order for the desired substance to be produced in a reaction or for two substances to interact - or not - chemists have to take into account a number of factors. Researchers ...