Communication channel between cells and machines paves way toward bio-hybrid robots
'Tunneling of the third kind' experiment could search for new physics
Inverted polymer solar cell efficiency sets world record
Discovery advances ferroelectrics in quest for lower power transistors
(Phys.org)—An article released today by the journal Nature Materials describes the first direct observation of a long-hypothesized but elusive phenomenon called "negative capacitance." The work describes a uniq ...
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A billion holes can make a battery
Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage ...
New species of electrons can lead to better computing
Electrons that break the rules and move perpendicular to the applied electric field could be the key to delivering next generation, low-energy computers, a collaboration of scientists from the University ...
Charging with ultrasound: uBeam has functional prototype
CERN experiment takes us one step closer to discovering where all the antimatter went
New research published today by researchers from CERN has brought us a step closer to understanding where all the antimatter has gone. This matter-antimatter asymmetry is one of the greatest challenges in ...
'Tribo-electric,' the buzzword of the future?
Out at sea, gentle waves provide power for thousands of homes. In cities, dancefloor moves generate electricity for nightclubs. In the countryside, hikers use leg power to recharge their phones.
Most precise measurement of electron mass made
Scientists in Germany said Wednesday they had made the most precise measurement yet of the mass of the electron, one of the building blocks of matter.
New measurement of electron–quark scattering
From matching wings on butterflies to the repeating six-point pattern of snowflakes, symmetries echo through nature, even down to the smallest building blocks of matter. Since the discovery of quarks, the ...
Energy storage in miniaturized capacitors may boost green energy technology
"Supercapacitors" take the energy-storing abilities of capacitors (which store electrical charge that can be quickly dumped to power devices) a step further, storing a far greater charge in a much smaller ...