Graphene's shining light could lead to super-fast Internet
Internet connection speeds could be tens of times faster than they currently are, thanks to research by University of Manchester scientists using wonder material graphene.
Chemical engineers' research may lead to inexpensive, flexible solar cells (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Work by a team of chemical engineers at Penn State and Rice University may lead to a new class of inexpensive organic solar cells.
In a major breakthrough, scientists control light propagation in photonic chips
Researchers at Columbia Engineering School have built optical nanostructures that enable them to engineer the index of refraction and fully control light dispersion. They have shown that it is possible for light (electromagnetic ...
Nanospheres stretch limits of hard disk storage
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new magnetic recording medium made up of tiny nanospheres has been devised by European researchers. The technology may lead to hard disks able to store more than a thousand billion bits ...
The molecule 'scanner': The world's smallest terahertz detector
Molecules could soon be "scanned" in a fashion similar to imaging screenings at airports, thanks to a detector developed by University of Pittsburgh physicists.
Nanostructure of 5,000-year-old mummy skin reveals insight into mummification process
World's tiniest mirror
Just as the path of photons of light can be directed by a mirror, atoms possessing a magnetic moment can be controlled using a magnetic mirror. Research reported in the Journal of Applied Physics investigates the feasibility of usi ...
Phone and car batteries could use silicon made from rice
Physicists unlock the mysteries of crack formation
(PhysOrg.com) -- In research published in the March 4 issue of the journal Nature, Northeastern University physicists have pioneered the development of large-scale computer simulations to assess how cracks ...
Chemists make breakthrough in nanoscience research
A team of scientists led by Eugenia Kumacheva of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto has discovered a way to predict the organization of nanoparticles in larger forms by treating them much the same as ...
Nanostructured materials repel water droplets before they have a chance to freeze (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers from Harvard University have designed and demonstrated ice-free nanostructured materials that literally repel water droplets before they even have the chance to freeze.
'Molecular torch' between carbon nanotubes emits electroluminescence
Scientists Advance Quantum Computing & Energy Conversion Tech
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a unique hybrid nanostructure, University of Maryland researchers have shown a new type of light-matter interaction and also demonstrated the first full quantum control of qubit spin ...