Israeli inventor has backers for cardboard bicycle
Improving commerical viability of biofuels
(Phys.org) —A University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering professor is one of the authors of a paper recently published in Science that outlines ways companies can commercialize and profit from what w ...
Supercritical water could lead to biomass-to-fuel conversion on a large scale
UK stays cautious over thorium as nuclear fuel
Concentrator solar cell with world's highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%
Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4%, using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator ...
Google Glass for consumers will 'take a while', Schmidt says
Consumers can expect to wait a while before they're able to lay their hands on Google's much-hyped Internet-connected eyewear, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Friday.
IBM introduces new powerful mainframe computers
IBM on Tuesday introduced a new line of mainframe computers the company calls its most powerful and technologically advanced ever.
Stalling science threatens every domain of modern life
The looming "sequestration," across-the-board budget cuts that were never really meant to happen, could cripple key areas of science by slashing federal investment in research and development by an estimated 8.4 percent between ...
White House moves to curb 'patent trolls' (Update 2)
The White House moved Tuesday to crack down on abuses of the patent system, responding to mounting concern among technology companies over a flood of litigation which some say stifles innovation.
Crystals detect threats to national security
Using a crystal ball to protect homeland security might seem far-fetched, but researchers at Wake Forest University and Fisk University have partnered to develop crystals that can be used to detect nuclear threats, radioactive ...
Nanotechnology used in sunscreens
The cosmetic industry is one of the most competitive in the world, that is why is noteworthy that a Mexican development is part of one of the most pervasive innovations in recent years. It is the application ...
Research investments, growing markets prompt rise in energy patents, study finds
Innovation in energy technology is booming, according to a new paper in PLOS One that examines what factors set the pace for energy innovation.
Taiwan touch-panel maker TPK to invest $1 bln
Taiwan's TPK Holding, a leading manufacturer of touch screens for Apple, will invest up to Tw$30 billion ($1.01 billion) this year to meet robust demand for mobile and other devices, media reported Sunday.
Report identifies keys to new innovation: Improvements possible in funding of research, collaboration among companies
What kinds of industrial production can bring innovation to the American economy? An intensive, long-term study by a group of MIT scholars suggests that a renewed commitment to research and development in ...