Researchers produce the first experimental pulse-generation of a single electron—a leviton
Organic electronics: Imaging defects in solar cells
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have developed a new method for visualizing material defects in thin-film solar cells.
Lightning strokes can probe the ionosphere
(Phys.org) —Thunderstorms, and the resulting partially ionized plasma of the ionosphere, can distort radio signals traveling to satellites important to communications, navigation or national security
Observing impact of subtle changes in electron distribution of crystal on its atomic structure on ultrashort time scales
When a crystal is hit by an intense ultrashort light pulse, its atomic structure is set in motion. A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ), the Technischen Universität ...
Searching for an ancient syphilis DNA in newborns
The ancient bones of newborns are very useful to recover the ancient DNA of the bacteria causing syphilis, the Treponema pallidum pallidum. This is the conclusion reached by a study led by Universitat Autono ...
UltraViolet lights way to lifetime movie watching rights
Giants from Hollywood, technology and retail are out to rev up digital film sales by letting people buy lifetime rights to watch movies on whichever devices suit their fancies.
6 studios seek to lift barriers to online sales of films and TV shows
With fresh data showing that Hollywood's crucial home entertainment market shrank yet again in 2010, six of Hollywood's biggest studios are rolling out plans for boosting online sales of movies and TV shows.
Media need multiple platforms, revenue streams to thrive
Multiple platforms and revenue streams are going to be key for media industry players hoping to survive and thrive in the fast-changing digital landscape, top media executives said here Wednesday.
Measuring Electron Orbitals
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, it has been possible to measure electron density in individual molecular states using what is known as the photoelectric effect. Now published in Science, this method repres ...
Low-cost online computer gaming surges in US
US videogame lovers are adapting to tough economic times by turning to low-cost online play, according to figures released Friday by industry tracker comScore.