Research offers new way to predict hurricane strength, destruction
A new study by Florida State University researchers demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricane's strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storm's potential for destruction.
Football: Rio slum unveils unique floodlights in 'world first'
It may only be a modest patch of land, but a Rio slum is laying claim to having the first football pitch in the world with floodlights generated by player movement.
Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars
Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm public interest in Germany. This movement is currently being motivated by the advancements ...
Potential weekend meteor shower will also affect the moon
If the hoped-for meteor blast materializes this Friday night / Saturday morning (May 23-24) Earth won't be the only world getting peppered with debris strewn by comet 209P/LINEAR. The moon will zoom through ...
Team made great improvements of nanogenerator power efficiency
Nanogenerators are innovative self-powered energy harvesters that convert kinetic energy created from vibrational and mechanical sources into electrical power, removing the need of external circuits or batteries ...
Why Captain America's shield is basically a star-spangled supercapacitor
Captain America's shield is famous for absorbing tremendous amounts of kinetic energy, from an artillery shell to a punch from the Hulk – keeping Cap not only safe, but on his feet. What's going on here?
Crater creator uses explosions to find the secrets of volcanoes
You can learn a lot about volcanoes by studying explosions. The more we can learn about their explosive behaviour, the more chance we have of saving lives when they suddenly erupt.
Researchers develop completely new type of electrostatic generator
Water, a membrane with a tiny hole and a small metal plate: that's all that is required to generate a voltage of 20,000 volts. Researchers from the University of Twente MESA+ research institute have developed ...
'Ultracold' molecules promising for quantum computing, simulation
(Phys.org) —Researchers have created a new type of "ultracold" molecule, using lasers to cool atoms nearly to absolute zero and then gluing them together, a technology that might be applied to quantum computing, precise ...
Kinetic battery chargers get a boost
New technology to capture the kinetic energy of our everyday movements, such as walking, and to convert it into electrical energy has come a step closer thanks to research to be published in the International Journal Biomechatronics an ...
Energy harvesting takes wing in merger of engineering and biology
A bird flapping its wings or a fish's deep dive may be pictures of nature in action, but in their elegant simplicity Michael Shafer sees the complex challenges of merging technology with a biological system.
Researchers patent a guardrail barrier made with Mediterranean tapeweed residues
Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed a guardrail barrier from seagrass residues in order to minimize the risk of injuries on roads.
Scientists observe competing quantum effects on the kinetic energy of protons in water
NASA sees super-rapid intensification of Supertyphoon Usagi
The radar on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured an image of Supertyphoon Usagi near the end of a 24-hour period in which Usagi intensified by 65 knots. This is more than twice ...