Vehicle shock absorber recovers energy from bumps in the road
Researchers team up with architects to create bladeless wind electricity generator
Graphene battery demonstrated to power an LED
Increasing rainfall may affect winds: study
Physicists' findings about helium could lead to more accurate temperature measurements
In the May 7 edition of Physical Review Letters an international team led by University of Delaware researchers reports new findings about helium that may lead to more accurate standards for how temperature and pr ...
Researchers develop new metric to measure destructive potential of hurricanes
Researchers at Florida State University have developed a new metric to measure seasonal Atlantic tropical cyclone activity that focuses on the size of storms in addition to the duration and intensity, a measure that may prove ...
Space debris problem now urgent, scientists say
Governments must start working urgently to remove orbital debris, which could become a catastrophic problem for satellites a few decades from now, a space science conference heard on Thursday.
Wind farms lift the temperature in their region
Wind turbines can modify the local climate by warming the atmosphere, according to a study that revealed an increase in temperature of 0.72 degrees over a region of Texas where four large wind farms have been ...
Evidence of macroscopic quantum tunneling detected in nanowires
A team of researchers at the University of Illinois has demonstrated that, counter to classical Newtonian mechanics, an entire collection of superconducting electrons in an ultrathin superconducting wire is ...
Waiting for Apple's iWatch
With Apple's stock hobbling and questions lingering about its ability to innovate in the post-Steve Jobs era, investors and fans are latching on to hopes that the tech giant's next big thing will be the iWatch.
Scientists find an equation for materials innovation
(PhysOrg.com) -- Princeton engineers have made a breakthrough in an 80-year-old quandary in quantum physics, paving the way for the development of new materials that could make electronic devices smaller and ...
Training light to cool the material it strikes
(Phys.org)—Light might one day be used to cool the materials through which it passes, instead of heating them, thanks to a breakthrough by engineers at Lehigh and Johns Hopkins Universities.
High-Tech fishing net finalist for Dyson Award
Heliophysics nugget: Riding the plasma wave
Throughout the universe more than 99 percent of matter looks nothing like what's on Earth. Instead of materials we can touch and see, instead of motions we intuitively expect like a ball rolling down a hill, ...