Plants use underground networks to warn of enemy attack
Plants use underground fungal networks to warn their neighbours of aphid attack, UK scientists have discovered.
Making quantum encryption practical
One of the many promising applications of quantum mechanics in the information sciences is quantum key distribution (QKD), in which the counterintuitive behavior of quantum particles guarantees that no one can eavesdrop on ...
People may welcome talking tissue boxes and other smart objects
Just as people have embraced computers and smart phones, they may also give their blessing to talking tissue boxes and other smart objects, according to Penn State researchers.
Engineers generate world-record mm-wave output power from nanoscale CMOS
(Phys.org) —Harish Krishnaswamy, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has generated a record amount of power output—by a power of five—using silicon-based nanoscale CMOS (complementary ...
Perfectly designed microelectronics
Microchips play an important role in industrial and household electronics. Their miniaturized circuits must not only function faultlessly but also consume as little energy as possible. Researchers are now ...
Sounding rocket mission to study what disrupts radio waves
(Phys.org) —A NASA-funded sounding rocket mission will launch from an atoll in the Pacific in the next few weeks to help scientists better understand and predict the electrical storms in Earth's upper atmosphere ...
New efforts to curb cellphone theft are nationwide
Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials are looking to the wireless industry for help.