How the bicycle got its spokes
The humble two-wheeler is a miracle of engineering. But just how did we get from the Penny Farthing to Kevlar tyres?
Scientists set new speed record for big data
(Phys.org) —IBM today announced that it has achieved a new technological advancement that will help improve Internet speeds to 200 - 400 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) at extremely low power.
Researchers successfully clone adult human stem cells
Vanadium oxide bronze: A replacement for silicon in microchips?
(Phys.org)—Few modern materials have achieved the fame of silicon, a key element of computer chips and the namesake for Silicon Valley, home to some of the world's most prominent technology firms.
Revolutionary conducting polymer enables silicon use as next generation of lithium-ion battery anodes
Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere, in smart phones, laptops, an array of other consumer electronics, and the newest electric cars. Good as they are, they could be much better, especially when it comes to ...
Nanoparticles, made to order—inside and out
A new coating technology developed at MIT, combined with a novel nanoparticle-manufacturing technology developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, may offer scientists a way to quickly mass-produce ...
X-ray techniques help art historians verify Rembrandt sketch
Sony PlayStation 4 terrific, but not yet essential
Video-game fans who reserved Sony's PlayStation 4 several months ago won't have any regrets when it goes on sale in North America on Friday: The PS4 is a terrific game machine that will feel familiar to PlayStation ...
Researchers developing 3D printer, 'bio-ink' to create human organs (w/ video)
Experts agree that rising Chinese labor costs and improving U.S. technology will gradually cause significant manufacturing activity to return to the United States. When it does, a new interdisciplinary manufacturing venture ...
Japanese scientists invent printable lithium battery
Motorola on authentication: We're talking tattoos and pills
First light from the first high-energy superconducting undulator
(Phys.org)—More than eight years of effort by Advanced Photon Source (APS) physicists, engineers, and technicians culminated on Jan. 21, 2013, with the production of the first X-rays from the prototype ...
LEDs winning light race to save energy, the environment: report
Today's light-emitting diode light bulbs have a slight environmental edge over compact fluorescent lamps. And that gap is expected to grow significantly as technology and manufacturing methods improve in ...
Nanoengineers can print 3D microstructures in mere seconds
(Phys.org)—Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a novel technology that can fabricate, in mere seconds, microscale three dimensional (3D) structures out of soft, biocompatible ...