Using CNTs as infrared sensors
Exotic material shows promise as flexible, transparent electrode
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists with roots at SLAC and Stanford has shown that ultra-thin sheets of an exotic material remain transparent and highly conductive even after being deeply ...
Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide?
'Microring' device could aid in future optical technologies
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Purdue University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a device small enough to fit on a computer chip that converts continuous laser light ...
Volvo researches car tech to see if you are sleepy
Vanadium dioxide research opens door to new, multifunctional spintronic smart sensors
Research from a team led by North Carolina State University is opening the door to smarter sensors by integrating the smart material vanadium dioxide onto a silicon chip and using lasers to make the material magnetic. The ...
Recently reactivated NASA spacecraft spots its first new asteroid
(Phys.org) —NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft has spotted a never-before-seen asteroid—its first such discovery since coming out of hibernation last year.
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Optical Refrigeration: Researchers Achieve Milestone in Laser Cooling
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of New Mexico have established a new low in temperature cooling through laser cooling of solids to cryogenic temperatures. Under an AFOSR, MURI grant, a team ...
Researchers find feral cat numbers not reduced when dingo numbers increase in outback
Bottom-up approach provides first characterization of pyroelectric nanomaterials
By taking a "bottom-up" approach, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have observed for the first time that "size does matter" in regards "pyroelectricity"—the current/voltage developed in response ...
Near-atomically flat silicon could help pave the way to new chemical sensors
Silicon is the workhorse of the electronics industry, serving as the base material for the tiny transistors that make it possible for digital clocks to tick and computers to calculate. Now scientists have succeeded in creating ...
Touch-screen steering wheel keeps drivers focused on the road
Chicago skyscrapers go green, slash energy costs
Chicago's skyline is going green, as property managers install energy efficient tools like motion-detectors on office lights, in a project officials hope will inspire changes across the United States.