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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
3D printing takes on metal at Amsterdam lab (w/ video)
US Navy ready to deploy laser for first time
Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.
New Air Conditioner Conquers All Climates, Saves Up To 90% Energy
Ah, the cool, refreshing feel of air conditioning on a sweltering summer day. Ugh, the discomfort when those energy bills in July, August and September come due — $200, $400, $600 or more.