Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity
New technology under development at the University of California, Berkeley, could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition.
Cantilever bends repeatedly under light exposure for continuous energy generation
Tricking plants to see the light may control the most important twitch on Earth
Copious corn growing in tiny backyard plots? Roses blooming in December? Thanks to technology that the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Richard Vierstra has been developing for years, these things may soon ...
How to prevent earthquake damage: make buildings invisible
A stretchable highway for light: Researchers build the first circuit with stretchable optical interconnections
For futuristic applications like wearable body sensors and robotic skin, researchers need to ferry information along flexible routes. Electronics that bend and stretch have become possible in recent years, ...
Using CNTs as infrared sensors
Bell Labs researchers build camera with no lens
New design for a metamaterial could be far more efficient at capturing sunlight than existing solar cells
Metamaterials are a new class of artificial substances with properties unlike anything found in the natural world. Some have been designed to act as invisibility cloaks; others as superlenses, antenna systems ...
Panasonic tech fixes color setbacks in low light photos (w/ video)
Researchers build curved insect-sized artificial compound eye (w/ video)
Researchers mimic insect ocelli to build light sensor to control fly-sized drone
Device for capturing signatures uses tiny LEDs created with piezo-phototronic effect
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to put your signature up in lights – tiny lights, that is. Using thousands of nanometer-scale wires, the researchers have developed a sensor device ...