Harmonic holograms: High-speed three-dimensional imaging captures biological dynamics
A nanosized hydrogen generator
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a small scale "hydrogen generator" that uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost ...
Seoul to provide smartphone-charging down by the stream
Study suggests voting may be key to cooperation with future generations
Whatever the solutions to preserving our world's natural resources might be, it seems clear that answers won't come overnight. How, then, can we be sure the steps we take today won't jeopardize the fate of ...
New method stabilizes common semiconductors for solar fuels generation
Researchers around the world are trying to develop solar-driven generators that can split water, yielding hydrogen gas that could be used as clean fuel. Such a device requires efficient light-absorbing materials ...
Dutch company launches new-generation urban wind turbines
Nanoengineers develop basis for electronics that stretch at the molecular level
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function?
Project recycles waste heat into electricity for spacecraft systems
(Phys.org) —Rice University engineering students think it's a shame to waste energy, especially in space. So a team of seniors invented a device that turns excess heat into electricity.
World's smallest magazine cover measures 11 x 14 micrometers (w/ Video)
To create more energy-efficient clouds and crunch Big Data faster, we need a new generation of technologies including novel transistors. But before we can put these future technologies into mass production, ...
Power arm band for wearables harvests body heat
Experiment opens the door to multi-party quantum communication (Update)
In the world of quantum science, Alice and Bob have been talking to one another for years. Charlie joined the conversation a few years ago, but now by enforcing the space-like separation of the three parties, ...
Cobalt catalysts allow researchers to duplicate the complicated steps of photosynthesis
(Phys.org) —Humans have for ages taken cues from nature to build their own devices, but duplicating the steps in the complicated electronic dance of photosynthesis remains one of the biggest challenges ...
Researchers integrate single-crystal BFO onto a silicon chip, open door to smart devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time integrated a material called bismuth ferrite (BFO) as a single crystal onto a silicon chip, opening the door to a new ...
Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency
(Phys.org) —Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.