Ancient effect harnessed to produce electricity from waste heat
A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity. ...
Activated graphene makes superior supercapacitors for energy storage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have helped to uncover the nanoscale structure of a novel form of carbon, contributing to an explanation of why ...
Northwestern research team turns theory of static electricity on its head
Chinese to test electrostatic smog cleaning concept in a park
Reports from "Humans 2 Mars Summit" suggest dust may prevent human settlement of Mars
Researchers find antioxidants can dispel static electricity
Small optical force can budge nanoscale objects
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineering researchers have used a very tiny beam of light with as little as 1 milliwatt of power to move a silicon structure up to 12 nanometers.
Dancing droplets rock out on space station
Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA has taught more than half a million internet viewers how microgravity affects scientific principles by using everyday objects on the International Space Station. In the latest ...
Bad weather delays NASA new rocket test flight
(AP) -- NASA tried for hours Tuesday to launch its newest rocket for a shakedown flight, but clouds and high wind kept it stuck on the pad.