Juiced roads: Volvo explores electric power for trucks, buses
S. Korea tests 'electric road' for public buses
A South Korean city has begun testing an "electrified road" that allows electric public buses to recharge their batteries from buried cables as they travel.
Researchers print field-effect transistors with nano-infused ink
(PhysOrg.com) -- Rice University researchers have discovered thin films of nanotubes created with ink-jet printers offer a new way to make field-effect transistors (FET), the basic element in integrated circuits.
Gold solution for enhancing nanocrystal electrical conductance
In a development that holds much promise for the future of solar cells made from nanocrystals, and the use of solar energy to produce clean and renewable liquid transportation fuels, researchers with the U.S. ...
An electrical switch for magnetic current
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new mechanism will make it possible to switch data storage in the future. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle use a short electric pulse to change ...
Large wave-vector phonon modes in silicon nanomembranes
(Phys.org) —Modified large wave-vector phonons in semiconductor membranes via hard X-ray thermal diffuse scattering (TDS) were observed that provide new insight into the fundamental thermal and electronic ...
Biological switch paves way for improved biofuel production
(Phys.org) -- Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered a mechanism that controls the way that organisms breathe or photosynthesise, potentially paving the way for improved biofuel production.
Scientists carve nanowires out of ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films
A team of scientists working at Argonne National Laboratory's (ANL) Center for Nanoscale Materials has successfully carved ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) thin films into nanowires, boosting the material's functionality ...
S.Korea unveils 'recharging road' for eco-friendly buses
South Korean researchers Tuesday launched an environmentally friendly public transport system using a "recharging road" -- with a vehicle sucking power magnetically from buried electric strips.
Scientists Track Heat in Tiny Rolls of Carbon Atoms
(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM Research scientists today announced a landmark study in the field of nanoelectronics; the development and demonstration of novel techniques to measure the distribution of energy and heat in powered carbon ...
New plasma transistor could create sharper displays
(PhysOrg.com) -- By integrating a solid-state electron emitter and a microcavity plasma device, researchers at the University of Illinois have created a plasma transistor that could be used to make lighter, ...
Americans using more fossil fuels
American energy use went back up in 2010 compared to 2009, when consumption was at a 12-year low. The United States used more fossil fuels in 2010 than in 2009, while renewable electricity remained approximately ...
Electric vehicle capabilities way ahead of policy, infrastructure needs
The technologies needed to begin seriously weaning the U.S. transportation system away from petroleum and toward alternatives such as hybrid and pure electric vehicles have made great progress, but harnessing ...
Advanced carbon aerogels for energy applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- Because of their unique structure, carbon aerogels may be used for hydrogen and electrical energy storage in the future.