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.
Live long and phosphor: Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics
In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic ...
Controlling genes with your thoughts
Researchers led by ETH Zurich professor Martin Fussenegger have constructed the first gene network that can be controlled by our thoughts. The inspiration for this development was a game that picks up brainwaves ...
Silent aircraft readies for take-off
MIT and Cambridge University researchers will unveil the conceptual design for a silent, environmentally friendly passenger plane at a press conference Monday, Nov. 6, at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.
Satellites approach the Shannon limit
(PhysOrg.com) -- Satellites are achieving unparalleled efficiency with a new protocol, DVB-S2. The performance of DVB-S2 satellite systems is very close to the theoretical maximum, defined by the Shannon Limit. That efficiency ...
New analog circuits could impact consumer electronics
Advances in digital electronic circuits have prompted the boost in functions and ever- smaller size of such popular consumer goods as digital cameras, MP3 players and digital televisions. But the same cannot ...
Deep-sea oil rigs inspire MIT designs for giant wind turbines
An MIT researcher has a vision: Four hundred huge offshore wind turbines are providing onshore customers with enough electricity to power several hundred thousand homes, and nobody standing onshore can see ...
Brain-inspired synaptic transistor learns while it computes
(Phys.org) —It doesn't take a Watson to realize that even the world's best supercomputers are staggeringly inefficient and energy-intensive machines.
Starwars style holographic 3DTV could be a reality by 2018, experts say
(PhysOrg.com) -- A 3D television system which would display holographic images floating in mid air - reminiscent of a famous scene from Star Wars - could be a reality in households within the next decade according ...
Cambridge researcher creates revolutionary vehicle suspension design
A new form of suspension that promises to revolutionise the experience of people who drive heavy goods vehicles has been designed by a Cambridge academic.
Company to sell 'world's first practical jetpack' for $75,000 (w/ Video)
3D printing 'will change the world'
From replacement kidneys to guns, cars, prosthetics and works of art, 3D printing is predicted to transform our lives in the coming decades as dramatically as the Internet did before it.
Stretchable silicon camera next step to artificial retina
(PhysOrg.com) -- By combining stretchable optoelectronics and biologically inspired design, scientists have created a remarkable imaging device, with a layout based on the human eye.