News tagged with silicon dioxide

Taming the wild phonon

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have succeeded in creating a synthetic crystal that can very effectively control the transmission of heat -- stopping it in its tracks and reflecting it back. ...

Mar 22, 2010 4.9 / 5 (22) 9 | with audio podcast

Technology in the extreme

Radio transmitters that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 C could soon be dropped into the depths of the earth to provide early warning of a volcanic eruption.

Sep 20, 2010 4.8 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast