Discovery opens the door to electricity from microbes
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using bacteria to generate energy is a signifiant step closer following a breakthrough discovery by scientists from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia.
Fiat 500 adds electric and big versions to lineup
The Fiat 500 is getting bigger and going electric.
Making insulator conduct
(Phys.org)—New results on the interaction of femto- and attosecond light pulses with a solid insulator hold promise for reaching electronic switching rates up to the petahertz domain.
New rechargeable batteries needed: A microporous polymer is an unusually powerful supercapacitor
(PhysOrg.com) -- For future electric vehicles, powerful notebook computers, and other portable devices, we need a new generation of energy storage materials that are better suited to modern needs than current ...
Researchers improve technology to detect hazardous chemicals
(Phys.org)—Scientists at Imperial College London have developed a system to quickly detect trace amounts of chemicals like pollutants, explosives or illegal drugs.
New production process for NiO/Ni nanocomposite electrodes for supercapacitors
(PhysOrg.com) -- Conversion to renewable energy sources like wind and sun is only a question of time. Because wind and solar radiation vary in strength, the increase in renewable energy sources will cause ...
Plainville, Conn. gets a solar carport
NTT Docomo's new smartphone features wireless charger
Russian physicists study laser beam compressed into thin filament
A group of Russian scientists recently presented their research into the process of laser pulse filamentation—the effect produced when a laser beam propagating in air focuses into a filament. The researchers ...
Electric cars without drivers
E-Mobile will park independently in the future and will also be able to find the next charging station without a driver. Researchers are working on electric cars that can travel short distances autonomously. ...
Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars
First it was books, then household products; now you can buy an electric car from online shopping giant Amazon.
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 ...
Tesla updating Model S to ease range anxiety, improve safety
Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge—and is hinting that in the future drivers can take their hands off the wheel altogether.
Photonics: Enabling next-generation wireless networks
Wireless transmission at microwave frequencies is important for high-data-rate transmission applications, such as mobile phone networks, satellite links and remote imaging. Now, Xianshu Luo and colleagues ...