Co-flowing liquids can stabilize chaotic 'whipping' in microfluidic jets
Industrial wet spinning processes produce fibers from polymers and other materials by using tiny needles to eject continuous jets of liquid precursors. The electrically charged liquids ejected from the needles ...
Layered graphene sandwich for next generation electronics
Sandwiching layers of graphene with white graphene could produce designer materials capable of creating high-frequency electronic devices, University of Manchester scientists have found.
Apple's new encryption to lock out government (Update)
Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads, with a new system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.
MIT groups develop smartphone system THAW that allows for direct interaction between devices
Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8
The scores of new features in Apple's software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.
'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing
A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada.
For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges
Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep shrinking ...
The quantum revolution is a step closer
A new way to run a quantum algorithm using much simpler methods than previously thought has been discovered by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol. These findings could dramatically bring ...
Team uses nanotechnology to help cool electrons with no external sources
A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to −228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little ...
Lasers could make hard drives faster, simpler and higher density
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that for a wide range of ferromagnetic materials the direction of magnetization can be completely controlled by polarized ...
Tech giants bet on 'smart home' revolution
It's long been the stuff of science fiction, but tech giants hope the "smart home", where gadgets talk to each other and the fridge orders the milk, will soon become reality.
Scientists shed light on organic photovoltaic characteristics
Photovoltaic devices, also known as solar cells, produce electrical power when exposed to light, and that technology has enabled a fast-growing industry. The most familiar designs use rigid layers of silicon ...