Neutron stars in the computer cloud
The combined computing power of 200,000 private PCs helps astronomers take an inventory of the Milky Way. The Einstein@Home project connects home and office PCs of volunteers from around the world to a global ...
Low-Budget Fusion Reactor Could Generate Energy within a Decade
12 attoseconds is the world record for shortest controllable time
Lasers can now generate light pulses down to 100 attoseconds thereby enabling real-time measurements on ultrashort time scales that are inaccessible by any other methods. Scientist at the Max Born Institute ...
Mind-reading computers turn heads at high-tech fair
Devices allowing people to write letters or play pinball using just the power of their brains have become a major draw at the world's biggest high-tech fair.
The Day the Sun Brought Darkness (w/Video)
On March 13, 1989 the entire province of Quebec, Canada suffered an electrical power blackout. Hundreds of blackouts occur in some part of North America every year. The Quebec Blackout was different, because ...
Capturing wasted electricity with triboelectric generators
(Phys.org) —With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes from essentially the same source as that tiny spark that jumps ...
Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares
Australia has unveiled a new radio telescope in the remote outback that will give the world a vastly improved view of the sun and much faster warnings on massive solar storms.
The very idea: Kitchen gadgets powered by microwave leaks
Cheaper and cleaner electricity from wave-powered ships (w/ video)
First hyperlens for sound waves created
Ultrasound and underwater sonar devices could "see" a big improvement thanks to development of the world's first acoustic hyperlens. Created by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley ...
Wave power could contain fusion plasma
Researchers at the University of Warwicks Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics and the UK Atomic Energy Authoritys Culham Centre for Fusion Energy may have found a way to channel the flux and fury of a nuclear ...
Folding light: Wrinkles and twists boost power from solar panels
Taking their cue from the humble leaf, researchers have used microscopic folds on the surface of photovoltaic material to significantly increase the power output of flexible, low-cost solar cells.
Researchers build world's most powerful terahertz laser chip
(Phys.org) —University of Leeds researchers have taken the lead in the race to build the world's most powerful terahertz laser chip.