A mega to giga year storage medium can outlive the human race
Mankind has been storing information for thousands of years. From carvings on marble to today's magnetic data storage. Although the amount of data that can be stored has increased immensely during the past ...
SmartLight more than a bright idea, it's a revolution in interior lighting ready to shine, according to researchers
A pair of University of Cincinnati researchers has seen the light – a bright, powerful light – and it just might change the future of how building interiors are brightened.
New aluminum alloy stores hydrogen
We use aluminum to make planes lightweight, store sodas in recyclable containers, keep the walls of our homes energy efficient and ensure that the Thanksgiving turkey is cooked to perfection. Now, thanks ...
Tropical forest carbon absorption may hinge on an odd couple
A unique housing arrangement between a specific group of tree species and a carbo-loading bacteria may determine how well tropical forests can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a Princeton ...
Tesla patent describes hybrid battery pack system for EVs
Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, makes it free
Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity ...
Energy storage seen as next step for 'green' power
First, Randy Ross bought a Chevrolet Volt. Faced with the need to charge his car and eager to cut his utility bill, he installed solar panels on the roof of his Pleasanton, Calif., home.
Contradictions in advanced cloud-computing research
On first appearances, it might seem as if researchers at the University of California, San Diego Center for Networked Systems are working at cross-purposes to one another.
The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future?
A new, environmentally-friendly electronic alloy consisting of 50 aluminum atoms bound to 50 atoms of antimony may be promising for building next-generation "phase-change" memory devices, which may be the ...
Researchers develop stretchable wire-shaped supercapacitor
(Phys.org) —Advances in flexible and stretchable electronics have prompted researchers to explore ways to create stretchable supercapacitors—robust energy storage devices—to power these and other devices.
GreenDataNet looking to use retired car batteries to power data centers
Physicists offer explanation for strange magnetic behavior at semiconductor interfaces
The new discovery could one day lead to electronic materials that provide both computation and data storage.
Wind farms can provide society a surplus of reliable clean energy, study finds
The worldwide demand for solar and wind power continues to skyrocket. Since 2009, global solar photovoltaic installations have increased about 40 percent a year on average, and the installed capacity of wind ...