ESA satellite cooling system makes Paris Metro more comfortable
Thanks to space technology, some Parisian Metro riders now enjoy a very high-tech commute. A satellite spin-off is paving the way for more comfortable journeys.
High school team files patent application for new highly effective, eco-friendly flame retardant
Fire consumes wood ferociously, in a deadly blaze—but the substances used to treat wood to resist burning can also be noxious and toxic. A Stony Brook University Materials Science Professor guided an undergraduate ...
How 'Christmas trees' can help improve hydrogen refuelling technologies
How can we ensure safe, fast and efficient refuelling of hydrogen-powered cars, all at the same time? This brain teaser, key to the successful deployment of hydrogen technology in our future green economies, ...
Wearable tech for the battlefield and people at risk for heart attacks
Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack?
Meeting power needs with wireless recharging
If you buy a 2016 Toyota Prius, you won't need to worry about keeping your hybrid car charged—just get the option for wireless power transfer that lets you drive into your garage and have your battery automatically ...
Technology on the catwalk
Summer days bring thoughts of beach picnics, outdoor barbecues and pool parties. Yet it only takes the buzz of one tiny mosquito to dampen the fun.
Li-fi protocol allows use of the internet at the speed of light
Sisoft Company in Mexico has developed a technology that can illuminate a large work space, an auditorium or an office, while providing full mobile internet to every device that comes into the range of the ...
Why tech transfer brings universities 'more than money'
Academic technology transfer – the process of moving research from the lab to the market – provides intrinsic benefits to universities that go far beyond any potential revenues from licenses and royalties.
Actor Seth Green shows how NASA is with you in the air and on the road
NASA technology makes deep space travel happen, but it also improves long distance travel here on Earth.
Space simulation technologies inspire anti-fraud systems on Earth
Drawing on their experience building complex software for simulating spaceflight, Portuguese scientists have created a 21st-century way of detecting banking fraud here on Earth.
Panel says universities should consider patents, IP development in faculty assessments
(Phys.org) —A group of senior university officials suggests it is time to add faculty research activities that translate into patents, licensing and commercialization of products to the traditional model ...
NASA Spinoff 2013 shows how much space is in our lives
Water filtration bottles, comfortable car seats and remote medical monitoring devices all have one thing in common—they all have benefited from NASA technology.
Nanocrystalline cellulose modified into an efficient viral inhibitor
Researchers from Aalto University and and the University of Eastern Finland have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure. The surface adsorbs ...
China looks to science and technology to fuel its economy
Maintaining stability in the face of rapid change and growth, and proactively partaking in cooperative global ties in science and technology fields will be key in helping China become an innovation-based economy, according ...