Stretchable lithium-ion battery can twist, bend, return to normal shape (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Northwestern University's Yonggang Huang and the University of Illinois' John A. Rogers are the first to demonstrate a stretchable lithium-ion battery—a flexible device capable of powering ...
New research findings open door to zinc-oxide-based UV lasers, LED devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide (ZnO) – including efficient ultraviolet ...
Researchers find significant improvement in the performance of solar-powered hydrogen generation
(Phys.org) —Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale, researchers at the ...
Image-processing 1,000 times faster is goal of new $5M contract
Loosely inspired by a biological brain's approach to making sense of visual information, a University of Michigan researcher is leading a project to build alternative computer hardware that could process images and video ...
Technology in the extreme
Radio transmitters that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 C could soon be dropped into the depths of the earth to provide early warning of a volcanic eruption.
In metallic glasses, researchers find a few new atomic structures
Drawing on powerful computational tools and a state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscope, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University materials science and engineering researchers has ...
Meeting the future demand for high-quality, high-capacity Internet
(Phys.org)—Could you use a broadband service that is two thousand times faster, but costs you the same? A revolutionary "future-proof" technology, first proposed by Bangor University, is the front-runner in satisfying future ...
Electrical engineer cracks code to detect media tampering
(PhysOrg.com) -- An NJIT electrical engineer has cracked the code that will enable researchers around the world to detect tampering with electronic images.
IBM Researchers Lower Language Barrier With Text Translator
IBM Researchers are helping to break the language barrier with the advent of technology dubbed "n.Fluent" -- smart software that translates text between English and 11 other languages. IBM employees use it to instantaneously ...
Harvard materials scientists win award for tiny 3D-printed battery
Materials scientists at Harvard University have been recognized by the printed electronics industry for their work on novel 3D-printed lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand.
Karma hybrid car offers earth-friendly luxury
Technology lovers stopped and stared as the world's first high-performance hybrid luxury sedan glided silently down a street outside the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
New DNA sensors could identify cancer using graphene
Kansas State University engineers think the possibilities are deep for a very thin material.
Robots face off on football pitch, in kitchen at RoboCup 2009
RoboCup 2009, the world's largest robotics event, kicked off Wednesday in the southern Austrian city of Graz, with some 400 teams and 2,000 robots ready to compete in sports and rescue operations.
The origin of organic magnets
Electrical engineers are starting to consider materials made from organic molecules -- including those made from carbon atoms -- as an intriguing alternative to the silicon and metals used currently in electronic ...