Graphene may open the gate to future terahertz technologies
Nestled between radio waves and infrared light is the terahertz (THz) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. By adding a nanoscale bit of graphene, researchers have found a better way to tune radiation for a THz transmitter.
Breakthrough in sensing at the nanoscale
Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light. These super-bright, photostable and background-free nanocrystals ...
The pink noise of water quality
Lakes and streams are an essential supply of freshwater. Monitoring their water quality relies on measuring their chemistry. Researchers from ETH Zürich and the British research institute CEH have discovered ...
New approach advances wireless power transfer for electric vehicles
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to ...
Using magnets to help prevent heart attacks
If a person's blood becomes too thick it can damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attacks. But a Temple University physicist has discovered that he can thin the human blood by subjecting it to a magnetic field.
Why are action stars more likely to be Republican?
Fighting ability, largely determined by upper body strength, continues to rule the minds of modern men, according to a new study by Aaron Sell from Griffith University in Australia and colleagues. Their work explores the ...
Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job (Update)
Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.
Living with a Rising Giant
How do Americans feel about the rise of China and its dominance in the world?
Microsoft advocates new WiFi-NC to make use of white spaces in spectrum
Carbon nanotubes lower nerve-damaging chloride in cells
A nanomaterial engineered by researchers at Duke can help regulate chloride levels in nerve cells that contribute to chronic pain, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.
Invisible wireless networks brought to life as stunning 'spectres'
Invisible wireless networks are transformed into beautiful beams of colour in a series of photographs.
Consumer Reports faults iPhone 4 antenna in test
Consumer Reports said Monday it will not recommend Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone because of reception problems caused by its antenna design.
Workshop offers geeks industrial-strength toys
(AP) -- In the tech-obsessed South of Market neighborhood that digital sensations like Twitter and Zynga call home, a newfangled workshop for would-be inventors blends a startup sensibility with the area's ...
Researchers integrate single-crystal BFO onto a silicon chip, open door to smart devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time integrated a material called bismuth ferrite (BFO) as a single crystal onto a silicon chip, opening the door to a new ...