Physicists induce high-temperature superconductivity in semiconductor with Scotch tape
An international team led by University of Toronto physicists has developed a simple new technique using Scotch poster tape that has enabled them to induce high-temperature superconductivity in a semiconductor ...
Near-threshold computing could enable up to 100x reduction in power consumption
Single-atom transistor is 'perfect'
In a remarkable feat of micro-engineering, UNSW physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal.
One in, two out: Simulating more efficient solar cells
(Phys.org)—Using an exotic form of silicon could substantially improve the efficiency of solar cells, according to computer simulations by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in Hungary. ...
Researcher finds Moore's Law and Wright's Law best predict how tech improves
Researchers at MIT and the Santa Fe Institute have found that some widely used formulas for predicting how rapidly technology will advance—notably, Moore's Law and Wright's Law—offer superior approximations ...
Stanford engineers perfecting carbon nanotubes for highly energy-efficient computing
Carbon nanotubes represent a significant departure from traditional silicon technologies and offer a promising path to solving the challenge of energy efficiency in computer circuits, but they aren't without ...
Microsoft Research does Cloud-Offloaded GPS
New 'Koomey’s Law' of power efficiency parallels Moore'e Law
Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip stokes tablet wars
Energy harvesters transform waste into electricity
Billions of dollars lost each year as waste heat from industrial processes can be converted into electricity with a technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Supercomputer Titan to get world's fastest storage system
Is Tetris good for the brain?
Brain imaging shows playing Tetris leads to a thicker cortex and may also increase brain efficiency, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Research Notes. A research team based in ...
MASSIVE advances in aerodynamics
Engineers are closer to understanding, and therefore manipulating, invisible aerodynamic drag forces, that cause an estimated 50 per cent of transportation fuel to be lost before we can use it.
NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed the world's most efficient single photon detector, which is able to count individual particles of light traveling ...