Researchers Hope to Mass-Produce Tiny Robots
Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide?
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 ...
'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 ...
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 ...
Earthshine reflects Earth's oceans and continents from the dark side of the moon
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, ...
Researchers find genes important to sleep
For many animals, sleep is a risk: foraging for food, mingling with mates and guarding against predators just aren't possible while snoozing.
Team develops camera that uses sensors with just 1,000 pixels
Thanks to the `megapixel wars', we are used to cameras with 10s of megapixels. Sensors in our cell phone and SLRs are made of Silicon (Si), which is sensitive to the visible wavebands of light and hence, us ...
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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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 ...
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.