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
Researchers develop ultrasensitive vibration monitors based on spider organs
Good vibrations give electrons excitations that rock an insulator to go metallic
For more than 50 years, scientists have debated what turns particular oxide insulators, in which electrons barely move, into metals, in which electrons flow freely. Some scientists sided with Nobel Prize-winning ...
MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access ...
Researchers 'detune' a molecule: Experiment shows how to soften atomic bonds in a buckyball
(Phys.org) —Rice University scientists have found they can control the bonds between atoms in a molecule.
The symphony of life, revealed: New imaging technique captures vibrations of proteins
Like the strings on a violin or the pipes of an organ, the proteins in the human body vibrate in different patterns, scientists have long suspected.
Quantum mechanics explains efficiency of photosynthesis
Light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical physics, according to the first unambiguous ...
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.