IBM develops promising contender for cheaper solar cells
Device could boost image quality for phones, computers and TVs
(Phys.org) —A device created by UCLA researchers could lead to a significant leap in the quality of images on smartphones, computer displays, TVs and inkjet printers.
Kor Ecologic Urbee 2 car will move from 3-D printer to road
A novel liquid metal battery for grid-level storage
The challenge of selling any new idea is that it has to compete with every other new idea. The process is more difficult when the idea's technology hasn't existed and addresses an issue that some industries ...
Physicists develop scalable method for making graphene
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates a more consistent and cost-effective method for making graphene, the atomic-scale material that has promising applications in ...
IBM to produce Micron's hybrid memory cube in debut of first commercial, 3D chip-making capability
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Micron Technology, Inc. announced today that Micron will begin production of a new memory device built using the first commercial CMOS manufacturing technology to employ through-silicon ...
Fujifilm will introduce 1TB optical disc in 2015
Densest array of carbon nanotubes grown to date
Carbon nanotubes' outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make them an alluring material to electronics manufacturers. However, until recently scientists believed that growing the high density ...
New 3-D transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips.
NASA researchers looking to take additive manufacturing into space
Students to hack hardware, software and data to build security skills
Come fall, students at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University will begin hacking computers—for credit.
Faster, stronger, lighter: New technique advances carbon-fiber composites
These days, aerospace engineering is all about the light stuff: building airplanes with lighter wings, fuselage and landing gear in an effort to reduce fuel costs.
Most biofuels are not 'green', researchers show
(Phys.org)—First tops, then flops. That is one way of summing up the history of biofuels so far. A new study led by Empa gives an up-to-date picture of the ecobalance of various biofuels and their production ...
Scientists save energy by lubricating wood
(PhysOrg.com) -- A little bit of lubrication could make a big energy saving when manufacturing sustainable biofuels and bio-chemicals from timber, according to research published in the journal Green Chemistry this month. ...