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Radio Waves: Alternative Power Source

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Duke University are harvesting ambient radio waves to power small microprocessor devices that consume very little energy. Devices such as sensors that monitor critical environmental ...

Jul 20, 2010 4.2 / 5 (13) 2 | with audio podcast weblog

Probing the dark side of the universe

Advancing into the next frontier in astrophysics and cosmology depends on our ability to detect the presence of a particular type of wave in space, a primordial gravitational wave. Much like ripples moving ...

May 20, 2010 4.6 / 5 (15) 65 | with audio podcast

Very High Energy Gamma Rays

(PhysOrg.com) -- Gamma-rays are the most energetic known form of electromagnetic radiation, with each gamma ray being at least one hundred thousand times more energetic than an optical light photon. The most ...

Sep 25, 2009 4.4 / 5 (14) 3

A Theory of Dark Matter

Among the most astounding, unexpected, and important achievements of the past century (or even more) have been the discoveries of dark matter and dark energy, collectively dubbed the "dark sector."

Sep 08, 2009 3.6 / 5 (45) 56

Testing relativity in the lab

Even Albert Einstein might have been impressed. His theory of general relativity, which describes how the gravity of a massive object, such as a star, can curve space and time, has been successfully used to ...

Jul 20, 2009 4.7 / 5 (14) 22