Can a car engine be built out of a single particle?
Pyroelectric nanogenerator charges Li-ion battery with harvested energy
Cantilever bends repeatedly under light exposure for continuous energy generation
Solar-powered process could decrease carbon dioxide to pre-industrial levels in 10 years
Ultrafast heat conduction can manipulate nanoscale magnets
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have uncovered physical mechanisms allowing the manipulation of magnetic information with heat. These new phenomena rely on the transport of thermal ...
Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies
(Phys.org) —By slowing and absorbing certain wavelengths of light, engineers open new possibilities in solar power, thermal energy recycling and stealth technology.
Arizona solar plant achieves six hours after sun goes down
Ivanpah solar plant in California starts energy feed to grid
Advancing graphene for post-silicon computer logic: Researchers pioneer new approach for graphene logic circuits
A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have solved a problem that previously presented a serious hurdle for the use of graphene in electronic devices.
Physics at the threshold of hearing
Atoms at negative absolute temperature: The hottest systems in the world
(Phys.org)—In cold regions on earth, negative temperatures on the Fahrenheit or Celsius scale can often occur in winter; in physics, however, they were so far impossible. On the absolute temperature scale ...
Theoretical research reveals that experimental crystal structure of an important energy material is impossible
(Phys.org)—An international team led by Xiang-Feng Zhou and Artem R. Oganov, PhD, theoretical crystallographers in the Department of Geosciences and Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, ...
Ancient microbes discovered in bitter-cold Antarctic brine
Where there's water there's life – even in brine beneath 60 feet of Antarctic ice, in permanent darkness and subzero temperatures.
Rust never sleeps—Observations of electron hopping in iron oxide hold consequences for environment and energy
(Phys.org)—Rust—iron oxide—is a poor conductor of electricity, which is why an electronic device with a rusted battery usually won't work. Despite this poor conductivity, an electron transferred to ...