First-ever global life cycle assessment of renewable energy future
A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, a study published in the today's Proceedings of ...
New electric vehicle technology packs more punch in smaller package
Using 3-D printing and novel semiconductors, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter, more powerful ...
Researchers find LEDs attract more flying invertebrates than conventional lighting
New frontier in error-correcting codes
Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the presence ...
It is rocket science! World's first 3D craft set for take-off
Fuelled by beer and the enthusiasm of amateurs, a British team on Friday said it was preparing to launch the world's first ever 3D printed rocket.
Self-powered smart window also functions as a self-rechargeable transparent battery
Gigapixel camera that takes high-resolution snapshots of entire body could be simple new tool for cancer screening
Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough though, it is ...
Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap
Thanks to new LEGO-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together ...
Thermoelectrics for waste-heat recovery: Introducing E1
WASP has printer, will travel, to make houses
MH370: Seabed images to support inch-by-inch plane search
Optics experts offering $99 VR ONE headset for December
'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge
In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.
Smart, ecofriendly new battery to solve environmental problems
Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. Using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed) and pine resin and a clever recycling strategy, Uppsala ...