News tagged with vacuum tube

Crashing the size barrier

Like surfers on monster waves, electrons can ride waves of plasma to very high energies in a very short distance. Scientists have proven that plasma acceleration works. Now they're developing it as a way to ...

Nov 18, 2009 4.5 / 5 (16) 6

New way to generate terahertz radiation

(Phys.org) -- Cornell researchers have developed a new method of generating terahertz signals on an inexpensive silicon chip, offering possible applications in medical imaging, security scanning and wireless ...

Jul 11, 2012 4.9 / 5 (12) 4 | with audio podcast

Return of the vacuum tube

Vacuum tubes have been retro for decades. They almost completely disappeared from the electronics scene when consumers exchanged their old cathode ray tube monitors for flat screen TVs. Their replacement – the semiconductor ...

May 18, 2012 5 / 5 (11) 3

Physicist takes a quantum leap

(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Queensland physicist is seeking answers to a persistent problem throughout human history: how do I compute things? None, however, have had the same impact as what we today know as simply the ...

Jul 06, 2009 4.3 / 5 (7) 2

Teeny-tiny X-ray vision

The tubes that power X-ray machines are shrinking, improving the clarity and detail of their Superman-like vision. A team of nanomaterial scientists, medical physicists, and cancer biologists at the University of North Carolina ...

Jul 28, 2009 5 / 5 (4) 0