Scientists create highly transparent solar cells for windows that generate electricity
(Phys.org) -- UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people ...
'Poisoning' corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer
(Phys.org) —In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the corrosion rate of lightweight ...
A step toward lighter batteries: Metal catalysts play important role in improving efficiency
A team of researchers at MIT has made significant progress on a technology that could lead to batteries with up to three times the energy density of any battery that currently exists.
LG Chem cable batteries may reshape mobile designs
Transparent solar cells for windows that generate electricity
Scientists are reporting development of a new transparent solar cell, an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside. ...
New method to examine batteries -- MRI from the inside
There is an ever-increasing need for advanced batteries for portable electronics, such as phones, cameras, and music players, but also to power electric vehicles and to facilitate the distribution and storage of energy derived ...
Sony e-book reader gets 500,000 books from Google
(AP) -- Google Inc. is making half a million books, unprotected by copyright, available for free on Sony Corp.'s electronic book-reading device, the companies were set to announce Thursday.
What is contemporary global nomadism and how does it affect materialism?
Is John Lennon's line "imagine no possessions" not as idealistic as it once seemed? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, globalization has led to a new class of "global nomads" who are less attach ...
Samsung Introduced New MP3 Players With Transparent Touch AMOLED Display
Samsung Electronics recently unveiled two MP3 players designed for the media savvy and those concerned with managing their personal well-being.
Tiny 'MEMS' devices to filter, amplify electronic signals
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are developing a new class of tiny mechanical devices containing vibrating, hair-thin structures that could be used to filter electronic signals in cell phones and for other more ...
Tablets and slates take center stage at trade show
Laptops, notebooks, netbooks, smartbooks and now... tablets and slates? Just when you thought you were familiar with all of the various portable computers on the market new ones appear.
Apple buying AuthenTec for about $356 million
(AP) Apple has agreed to buy fingerprint reader AuthenTec Inc. for approximately $356 million as the maker of iPhones and iPads looks to strengthen its digital security capabilities.
UCLA receives DARPA grant to research ultra-low-power, non-volatile logic technologies
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science an $8.4 million grant for research on a technology known as non-volatile logic, which enables ...
A new avenue for MEMS-based sensor design
Mr Pradyumna Thiruvenkatanathan, a second year doctoral student in Engineering, is the recipient of the best student paper award in the sensors and transducers sub-field at the IEEE Frequency Control conference. ...