Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design: Geometric pattern maximizes time light is trapped in solar cell
(Phys.org)—The sun's energy is virtually limitless, but harnessing its electricity with today's single-crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive—10 times pricier than coal, according to some ...
Superstition proved to improve performance
Achieving optimal efficiencies for nanoengines
Poised for discovery: Gemini's much-anticipated infrared instrument goes on-sky
(Phys.org) —Gemini Observatory's latest instrument, a powerful infrared camera and spectrograph at Gemini South, reveals its potential in a series of striking on-sky commissioning images released today.
Innovative building operating system provides the brain for smarter cities
Innovative technology developed by Columbia Engineering's Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS) is the driving force—in effect, the brain—behind Di-BOSS, a new digital building operating system ...
Industry's most powerful server graphics card, exceeding one TFLOPS of peak double precision performance, introduced
AMD today launched the AMD FirePro S10000, the industry's most powerful server graphics card, designed for high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and graphics intensive applications. The AMD FirePro S10000 is the firs ...
Schoolkids May Need Coaching on Emotions, School Success
(PhysOrg.com) -- Your 7-year-old may understand that a positive attitude is an asset when taking a spelling test, doing a math problem or tackling a science lesson. But don't expect a kindergartner to make that link.
Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox Enables Users to Maximize SSD Performance over Time
On the heels of the Microsoft Windows 7 introduction, Intel Corporation today announced the availability of the Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox, with Intel SSD Optimizer and firmware update, for its ...