An organic alternative to oxides? Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors
A cheap, flexible organic molecule could replace inorganic crystals as the working parts for memory chips, sensors and energy-harvesting systems.
NASA sees Titan's potential for studying prebiotic chemistry
Kindle Fire software update on the way
Amazon said Monday that a software update to improve the performance of Kindle Fire tablets will be released within two weeks.
Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Most people cross borders such as doorways or state lines without thinking much about it. Yet not all borders are places of limbo intended only for crossing. Some borders, like those between ...
Engineers assessing Cassini spacecraft
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., are working to understand what caused NASA's Cassini spacecraft to put itself into "safe mode," a precautionary standby mode. Cassini entered ...
Cassini tracks clouds developing over a Titan sea
(Phys.org) —NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently captured images of clouds moving across the northern hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's moon Titan. This renewed weather activity, considered overdue by researchers, ...
Antifreeze on Titan could affect its chances for life
Scientists have found that a common antifreeze compound that might exist on Saturn's moon Titan can get trapped within ice-like cages. This discovery could influence our ideas about the evolution and development ...
Mapping of 'Titanic' wreck begins
A high-tech expedition that aims to create a detailed map of the wreckage of the Titanic has begun exploring the ocean floor where the ship sank nearly one hundred years ago, the crew said Thursday.
Ocean on Saturn moon could be as salty as the Dead Sea
(Phys.org) —Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn's largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as the Earth's Dead Sea.
Grappling with a Titanic mystery
A century after the sinking of the Titanic a disaster retold and reconstructed in films, books, art and science a City Tech professor has presented a new theory about how the doomed luxury liner ...
NASA experiments recreate aromatic flavors of Titan
NASA scientists have created a new recipe that captures key flavors of the brownish-orange atmosphere around Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
Legendary brands: Why are consumers still fascinated by the Titanic?
Brands do not necessarily need to present a clear, well-defined image in order to appeal to consumers, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Consider the case of the Titanic.
Evaluating the energy balance of Saturn's moon Titan
To understand the weather and climate on Earth as well as on other planets and their moons, scientists need to know the global energy balance, the balance between energy coming in from solar radiation and thermal energy radiated ...
Changing seasons on Titan
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent back dreamy raw images of Saturn's moon Titan that show the appearance of clouds around the moon's midsection.