Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer
Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.
Working group explores the 'frustration' of spin glasses
Spin glasses are frustrating. Although the ideas have been around for decades and form the foundation of countless complex systems models, they have nonetheless resisted researchers' efforts to understand exactly how they ...
An anti-glare, anti-reflective display for mobile devices?
If you've ever tried to watch a video on a tablet on a sunny day, you know you have to tilt it at just the right angle to get rid of glare or invest in a special filter. But now scientists are reporting in the journal ACS Ap ...
New analysis of oxide glass structures could guide the forecasting of melt formation in planetary interiors
Findings from neutron diffraction studies at the Institut Laue-Langevin could also help researchers develop new tougher, high pressure commercial glasses.
Lateral crystal growth using oxide nanosheets as seed crystals
In the demonstration project for practical application at the Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), the research group led by Dr. Tetsuya Hasegawa developed a method for growing high-quality ...
MindRDR lets Google Glass users take photos and post them using only concentration
Apple granted patent for all-glass iPhone, iPad building process
Apple has been granted a patent for a method to create all-glass shells for electronic devices, such as iPhones and iPads.
'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible, high resolution displays
A new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometres across that could pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applications such ...
Researchers develop holography technology that could change the way we view the world
Since the 1960s, theatergoers have shelled out for crude 3-D glasses, polarized glasses, and shutter glasses to enhance their viewing experience. These basic devices, used to trick the brain into perceiving ...
Etiquette gets reboot for digital age
The digital age has created a host of new etiquette dilemmas.
Google Glass taking fans closer to the action
Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action. ...
Physicists' findings improve advanced material
A new technique developed by a Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues will improve the quality of flexible, conductive, transparent glass. (The sort that's needed for Minority Report-style giant ...
Android L makes sense, even if it doesn't set the world alight
Google has unveiled a host of new directions at its annual developers conference this week.
Google shows off Android Auto, wearables (Update)
Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco.