Research opportunities plentiful for next generation batteries
(Phys.org) —In the opening scene of the iconic movie of the 1960s, The Graduate, Benjamin Braddock, at a party to celebrate his college degree, is given one word of advice for his future: "Plastics." Were y ...
Green conversion of heat to electricity
Soon, it will be possible to produce electricity from heat over 30 degrees emitted from a waste incinerator, refinery, or data processor. The start-up Osmoblue has just confirmed the feasibility of this new ...
The brain as a model for future supercomputers
(Phys.org) —The brain's repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a match reported around the world. But in the second round, the brain is back.
Bosch unveils Power Max—Level 2 EV charger for $449
Neural activity in bats measured in-flight
Animals navigate and orient themselves to survive – to find food and shelter or avoid predators, for example. Research conducted by Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky and research student Michael Yartsev of the Weizmann ...
A new twist for quantum systems
Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed a method for precisely controlling quantum systems by exploiting a trick that helps cats to land on their feet and motorists to fit their cars into parking spots. In ...
Fully renewable electricity could be competitive
(Phys.org) —A carbon price of between $50 and $100 per tonne of carbon dioxide would make coal-fired and gas-fired power less economical than renewable electricity, a UNSW study shows.
Phinergy demonstrates aluminum-air battery capable of fueling an electric vehicle for 1000 miles
Volkswagen shows all-electric four-seater at Wolfsburg meet
Scientists observe coherent propagation of single spin impurity in a chain of ultracold atoms
Many discoveries in physics came as a big surprise – for example the phenomenon, that some materials loose almost all their electrical resistance at low temperatures, or that others become superconductors ...
Revealed: The Earth's 'electrical heartbeat' seen in clouds
(Phys.org) —The height of clouds changes by up to 200m during a day under the influence of a global 'electrical heartbeat' in the atmosphere, scientists at the University of Reading have discovered.
German city to test viability of inductive charging system on two real bus lines
Lessons from cockroaches could inform robotics (w/ video)
Running cockroaches start to recover from being shoved sideways before their dawdling nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do, researchers have found. These new insights on how biological systems stabilize could ...
Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls
Electric rocket engines known as Hall thrusters, which use a super high-velocity stream of ions to propel a spacecraft in space, have been used successfully onboard many missions for half a century. Erosion of the discharge ...