Gel-based audio speaker demonstrates capabilities of ionic conductors, long thought limited in application (w/ Video)
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it's the "Morning" prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker.
Prism-patterned screen brings paradigm shift to 3D displays
Alternative energy hits the road
Anyone who has walked barefoot across a parking lot on a hot summer day knows that blacktop is exceptionally good at soaking up the sun's warmth. Now, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has found a way ...
From 3-D to 6-D: Researchers developing super-realistic image system
(PhysOrg.com) -- By producing "6-D" images, an MIT professor and colleagues are creating unusually realistic pictures that not only have a full three-dimensional appearance, but also respond to their environment, ...
Research cracks puzzle of why the bumble bee can fly so well
New research has cracked the old puzzle of why bees and other insects are so good at flying, paving the way for aircraft just a few centimetres wide to be built.
New technology uses cell phone positioning data to report traffic tangles
Engineers have developed a system for taking anonymous cell-phone location information and turning it into an illuminated traffic map that identifies congestion in real time.The system takes advantage of the ...
Researchers work toward spark-free, fuel-efficient engines
In an advance that could help curb global demand for oil, MIT researchers have demonstrated how ordinary spark-ignition automobile engines can, under certain driving conditions, move into a spark-free operating ...
By using optical equipment in a totally unexpected way, MIT researchers have created an imaging system that makes light look slow.
Self-Programming Hybrid Memristor/Transistor Circuit Could Continue Moore's Law
It is a Plane, It is a Car: No, It is a Transition Road n' Air Craft
New invention to make parabolic trough solar collector systems more energy efficient
A mirror alignment measurement device, invented by Rich Diver, a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, may soon make one of the most popular solar collector systems, parabolic troughs, more affordable ...
Chinese company prints parts for ten houses and builds them all in one day
Nanotechnology leads to better, cheaper LEDs for phones and lighting
Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly ...
Discovery by UC Riverside physicists could enable development of faster computers
[B]Roland Kawakami's lab proposes a simple technique for controlling electron spin and current flow[/B] Physicists at UC Riverside have made an accidental discovery in the lab that has potential to change how ...