News tagged with low energy

Slip-and-slide power generators

Researchers from Vestfold University College in Norway have created a simple, efficient energy harvesting device that uses the motion of a single droplet to generate electrical power.

dateMay 24, 2012 in General Physics
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Photonics: strong vibrations

A new approach to generating terahertz radiation will lead to new imaging and sensing applications. The low energy of the radiation means that it can pass through materials that are otherwise opaque, opening ...

dateMay 10, 2012 in Optics & Photonics
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Abrupt escape from flatness

At first glance, it seems as if billions of lead atoms have mysteriously disappeared. When exposed to heat, a layer of lead coated onto a nickel surface becomes almost invisible from one moment to the next. ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Tour de France Stresses Riders' Bodies to the Limit

Glancing at the elevation profiles of the stages of the 2010 Tour de France is enough to tire a couch potato. The mountainous race is legendarily strenuous, but beyond short-term discomforts such as road rash ...

dateJul 19, 2010 in Health
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