Mechanical motion rectifier leads to better energy harvesting
Trains’ vibrations could provide power for monitoring tunnels
Scientists discover new water waves
Vehicle shock absorber recovers energy from bumps in the road
Diamond imperfections pave the way to technology gold
(Phys.org) —From supersensitive detections of magnetic fields to quantum information processing, the key to a number of highly promising advanced technologies may lie in one of the most common defects in ...
Researchers use Raman spectroscopy and STM to allow chemical mapping of molecules to 1nm resolution
Gold nanocrystal vibration captured on billion-frames-per-second film (w/ video)
A billon-frames-per-second film has captured the vibrations of gold nanocrystals in stunning detail for the first time.
Physics at the threshold of hearing
Fujifilm shows off bendable 'Beat' diaphragm speaker
New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves
An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors.
Qeexo screentouch experience puts knuckles and nails to work (w/ video)
Physicists skirt thermal vibration, transfer optical signal via mechanical oscillator
Using tiny radiation pressure forces—generated each time light is reflected off a surface—University of Oregon physicists converted an optical field, or signal, from one color to another. Aided by a "dark ...
Vibrating armband helps athletes make the right moves
Heart-powered pacemaker could one day eliminate battery-replacement surgery
A new power scheme for cardiac pacemakers turns to an unlikely source: vibrations from heartbeats themselves.