Super wind turbines represent a major technological breakthrough
Harnessing the wind's energy is the objective of a new project, which aims to provide an important breakthrough in offshore wind industrial solutions.
A revolutionary approach to the design of consumer products - from automobiles to plasma TVs - could cut manufacturers' warranty costs significantly. Writing in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Six Sigma an ...
New design means cheaper, more sustainable construction
People are always looking for ways to make something less expensive and more environmentally friendly - and a team of researchers from North Carolina State University has figured out how to do both of those ...
Flexible polymer opals
A synthetic material which mimics the brightest and most vivid colours in nature, and changes colour when twisted or stretched, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and could have important ...
Better thermal management promises cheaper, greener, cooler electronics
At first glance, supercomputers, car parts, entertainment systems and radar antennas may not have much in common, but they all stand to benefit from important advances in thermal management technology being ...
With high-tech guns, users could disable remotely
A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a cellphone controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved—and disable it remotely.
The significance of digits: just how reliable are reported numbers?
When numbers of any sort are presented in mathematics, science, business, government or finance, it's fair to say a reader assumes that the data are reasonably reliable to their last digit.
Herding leads to wrong decisions in the stock market
One reason for extreme fluctuations in the stock market is herding.
Debut of chromium signatures clocks great oxidation event
Banded ironstone core samples from the Pilbara have aided in dating the first appearance of atmospheric oxygen at 2.48 billion years ago.
Researchers create tool for 'Circuit-Aware' reliability testing
(PhysOrg.com) -- A PML research team has devised a reliability data transformation methodology that could ease one of the semiconductor industrys most vexing problems: reliability qualification.
Hindcasting helps scientists improve forecasts for life on Earth
Earth's changing environment and rapidly growing population are pushing plants and animals out of their native habitats, but current models that predict how this will affect the ecosystem are little more than ...
New carbon fibre polymer pipe will recover hydrocarbons from the most challenging offshore fields
Deepwater production is the fastest growing source of oil and gas reserves. Cambridge engineers are currently solving many of the formidable challenges in accessing these fields. One group, at Magma Global, ...
Diamonds are a probe’s best friend
Surface imperfections in devices such as gears or levers can have disastrous effects on reliability. Recent studies have demonstrated the usefulness of atomic force microscopes (AFMs) instruments that use tiny silicon-based ...
Hotter might be better at energy-intensive data centers
New research examines the issue of temperature management in data centers, and suggests that allowing warmer temperatures than are normally recommended might be justifiable.