Maxwell's demon can use quantum information to generate work
Engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors
(Phys.org) —Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it? That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in your device using electric current to power computer ...
Indian craft leaves Earth's orbit on way to Mars
India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet.
Researchers develop new kind of internal combustion microengine
Michigan researchers hunt for Internet remnants from time travelers
Thermal vision: Graphene light detector first to span infrared spectrum
The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.
Nanoscale heat engine exceeds standard efficiency limit
An essential step toward printing living tissues
A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned ...
Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient
(Phys.org) —Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors ...
Formula 1 racing focus turns to energy management
Fully functional loudspeaker is 3-D printed
(Phys.org) —Cornell researchers have 3-D printed a working loudspeaker, seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, and ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer.
Converting waste heat into electricity
Bruce White worked with semiconductors and transistors at Motorola and Texas Instruments. But when he left industry for a position on Binghamton University's faculty, the materials scientist decided to take ...
Researchers report nanoscale energy-efficient switching devices
By relentlessly miniaturizing a pre-World War II computer technology, and combining this with a new and durable material, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have built nanoscale switches and logic ...
Energy storage in miniaturized capacitors may boost green energy technology
"Supercapacitors" take the energy-storing abilities of capacitors (which store electrical charge that can be quickly dumped to power devices) a step further, storing a far greater charge in a much smaller ...