Imagine having the ability to charge your cellphone while hiking in the far reaches of Ontario. Queen's researcher Qingguo Li (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) and PhD student Michael Shepertycky have ...
Seeking the ability to design, control and build new materials at the level of individual atoms
The ability to design, control and build new materials at the level of individual atoms could open up a whole new world of electronic devices.
Making smartphones smarter with see-through sensors
(Phys.org)—Your smartphone's display glass could soon be more than just a pretty face, thanks to new technology developed by researchers from Montreal and the New York-based company Corning Incorporated. ...
Graphene quantum dot flash memories look promising for data storage
A new model for quantum noise
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has published research in Nature Communications that updates one of the most fundamental concepts in the physics of quantum electronic devices - the standard tunnel ...
Physicists predict behavior of rare materials at near-room temperature
(Phys.org) —New theoretical physics research reveals rare materials that possess both controllable magnetic and electric polarization properties at near-room temperatures.
Spire checks breathing patterns and state of mind
Facebook slings new photo/video messaging app
Facebook released Tuesday a new instant messaging app that enables users to send photos or video to selected friends who can only see them if they send an image back.
Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma
Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it's time to see an eye doctor.
A faster path to optical circuits
Just as electronic circuits work with electrical charges, optical circuits process pulses of light, which gives them a distinct advantage in terms of speed. Optical technologies are therefore the object of intense research, ...
Silicon (Si) is ubiquitous in modern semiconductor manufacturing. Well-established procedures for its processing, perfected over more than five decades of industrial use, enable a diverse array of electronic ...
New generation of aerial robots for high-risk service tasks
The need for robots able to carry out high-risk service tasks, such as the inspection of power plants and the cleaning of skyscrapers, is growing. Robots that actively interact with the environment without ...
Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members (Update)
Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings ...
PlayStation lets Sony grab for home entertainment crown
Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 console ramped up its winning momentum at the international E3 video game show that wraps Thursday.