Chaos could improve performance of wireless communication systems
Scientists create perfect solution to iron out kinks in surfaces
A new technique that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves has been developed by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.
Comet Lovejoy's wiggle offers glimpse of Sun's variable coronal magnetism (w/ video)
Physicists create world's smallest semiconductor laser
Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology ...
Neck tattoo patent filing from Motorola targets improved sound
Gov't weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes (Update)
Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are "outdated," and it's time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline ...
The grid of the future
The outlet in your living room doesn't know a lot—yet. Unaware of whether they are drawing power from wind, solar, gas, or coal plants, the electrical lines that bring us power in many ways still resemble ...
Report: NSA cracked most online encryption
The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential ...
Accidental discovery may lead to improved polymers
Chemical Engineering Professor Tim Bender and Post-Doctoral Fellow Benoit Lessard's discovery of an unexpected side product of polymer synthesis could have implications for the manufacture of commercial polymers used in sealants, ...
Microbial hair -- it's electric: Specialized bacterial filaments shown to conduct electricity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Some bacteria grow electrical hair that lets them link up in big biological circuits, according to a University of Southern California biophysicist and his collaborators.
Digging deep into diamonds, physicists advance quantum science and technology
By creating diamond-based nanowire devices, a team at Harvard has taken another step towards making applications based on quantum science and technology possible.
Multi-tasking micro-lights could spark a communications revolution
Tiny LED lights now being developed could deliver Wi-Fi-like internet communications, while simultaneously displaying information, and providing illumination for homes, offices and a whole host of other locations.
New catalyst dives into water to produce hydrogen
(Phys.org) —Few catalysts are energy efficient, highly active, stable, and operate in water, but a nickel-based catalyst designed at the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis at Pacific Northwest National ...
Google loses appeal in Street View snooping case (Update)
A U.S. appeals court said Google wrongly collected people's personal correspondence and online activities through their Wi-Fi systems as it drove down their streets with car cameras shooting photos for its ...