Layered '2-D nanocrystals' promising new semiconductor
(Phys.org) —Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals" layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that ...
Leap Motion targets May for pre-orders and store sales
Research boosts understanding of nano-carbon in photodetectors
As modern electronic devices get ever smaller, the age of silicon transistors is going by the wayside. Tomorrow's electronics—such as photovoltaic panels, transparent conductors, capacitors, transistors ...
Graphene on its way to conquer Silicon Valley
The remarkable material graphene promises a wide range of applications in future electronics that could complement or replace traditional silicon technology. Researchers of the Electronic Properties of Materials ...
Bleach and antifreeze integral to Arctic animal survival
Bleach and antifreeze are natural chemicals that help one creature survive the Arctic winter by triggering cryogenic preservation, say scientists.
Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests
(Phys.org)—Though biofuels from algae hold great promise, Cornell researchers find that more innovation is needed to make the technology economically and energetically viable at a commercial scale.
Techniques for the manipulation of matter at the nano scale: New insights on 3-D printing
(Phys.org)—Techniques for the manipulation of matter at the nano scale are a step further ahead with the publication of new results from a UTS research group.
Discord strikes the right quantum note
(Phys.org) -- Scientists have taken a quantum leap forward towards future computing after discovering that background interference in quantum-level measurements, may be the very thing they need ...
'Metamaterials,' quantum dots show promise for new technologies
(Phys.org) -- Researchers are edging toward the creation of new optical technologies using "nanostructured metamaterials" capable of ultra-efficient transmission of light, with potential applications including ...
Panasonic to build 'sustainable smart town' in Japan by the year 2014
NASA's OPALS to beam data from space via laser
(Phys.org) —NASA will use the International Space Station to test a new communications technology that could dramatically improve spacecraft communications, enhance commercial missions and strengthen transmission ...
Research sheds light on coal seam gas versus renewable energy
(Phys.org) —A shift from coal-fired to gas-fired power generation will not significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions, new research by the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland has found.
Project will improve heat dissipation in 3-D microelectronic systems
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have won a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop three-dimensional chip-cooling technology able to handle heat loads as ...
Japan launches two intelligence satellites
Japan launched two intelligence satellites into orbit on Sunday amid growing concerns that North Korea is planning to test more rockets of its own and possibly conduct a nuclear test.