Thin cooling device for compact electronics
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of the world's first thin cooling device designed for small, thin electronic devices. Smartphones, tablets, and other similar mobile devices are increasingly ...
The color of lettuce determines the speed of its antioxidant effect
Lettuce is a food that greatly benefits health, mainly because it is rich in antioxidants. But not all lettuce varieties have the same antioxidant effect. According to a study led by the researcher Usue Perez-Lopez of the ...
An unusual form of carbon ring structure identified in a family of doughnut-like macrostructures
The source of the peculiar stability of the structures forming carbon nanotubes has been established by researchers from the RIKEN Elements Chemistry Laboratory.
Peering into how rechargeable lithium ion batteries function
Nanoparticle electrodes in lithium-ion batteries have both near-surface and interior contributions to their redox capacity, each with distinct rate capabilities. Using combined electron microscopy, synchrotron ...
Electrons in slow motion
A process that is too fast to be measured and analyzed. Yet a group of international scientists did not lose heart and conceived a sort of highly sophisticated moviola film-editing system, which allowed them to observe - ...
A phone so smart it sniffs out disease
A research consortium headed by Professor Hossam Haick of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is developing a product that, when coupled with a smartphone, will be able to screen the user's breath for early detection ...
Voxx gadget aims to prevent infant deaths in sweltering cars
A new gadget aimed at preventing heat-related deaths of infants in parked cars is on show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Neil Young brings high-res music player to the masses
Rock star Neil Young announced his high-resolution music player Pono to the general public after delivering some 20,000 devices to Kickstarter supporters.
A graphene solution for microwave interference
Microwave communication is ubiquitous in the modern world, with electromagnetic waves in the tens of gigahertz range providing efficient transmission with wide bandwidth for data links between Earth-orbiting ...
Picasso CubeSat to investigate upper layers of the atmostphere
The PICosatellite for Atmospheric and Space Science Observations (Picasso) CubeSat, designed to investigate the upper layers of Earth's atmosphere.
Bacteria can use magnetic particles to create 'natural battery'
New research shows bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a 'natural battery.' According to study published in journal Science on 27 March, the bacteria can load electrons onto and discharge electr ...
Rhodopsin on track: Biological pigment aligns in double rows
Scientists from the caesar research center, an Institute of the Max Planck Society, have explained, with the help of electron microscopy, how the pigment rhodopsin is arranged in the rod cells of the retina. ...
Sony steps up in wearable space with SmartEyeglass
Sony on Tuesday began taking orders for SmartEyeglass Internet-linked eyewear, moving ahead in the market as Google steps back to revise its Glass strategy.
'Belty' offers tech solution to weighty problem
Wearable tech can sometimes cut right to the chase: that's the case with "Belty," a smart belt unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show which aims to help people lose weight.