Navy test fires electromagnetic cannon
The US Navy announced a successful test Friday of an electromagnetic cannon capable of firing a projectile 110 nautical miles (200 kilometers) at five times the speed of sound.
Stanford scientist to unveil 50-state plan to transform US to renewable energy
Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson and his colleagues recently developed detailed plans to transform the energy infrastructure of New York, California and Washington states from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable resources ...
Holodeck 1.0? Star Trek-style 3-D displays make their debut
True 3-D display technology developed by European researchers offers enormous potential for design, education and collaboration.
Strap-On Helicopter Could Offer Solo Flying Experience
Student's six-foot water and solar-powered lens purifies polluted water
(Phys.org) —Water may appear to be an abundant resource, but in some parts of the world clean water is hard to come by.
Elastic circuit connectors designed for rubber-band-like circuits
Cleaner than electric? Mazda talks up gasoline engine fuel economy ambitions for SkyActiv 2
Magic solar milestone reached: UNSW claims 25 percent solar cell efficiency title
University of New South Wales ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence has reported the first silicon solar cell to achieve the milestone of 25 per cent effiency.
Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers
(Phys.org) —Faster, smaller, greener computers, capable of processing information up to 1,000 times faster than currently available models, could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that ...
Nokia N80 gets best in mobile image device
Nokia announced Monday that its Nokia N80 was voted Best Mobile Imaging Device in Europe 2006 by the Technical Image Press Association.
IBM's breakthrough chip technology lights the path to exascale computing
(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM scientists today unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light ...
Scientist Claims Most Accurate Speed Detector
Cheaper and smaller inverters for solar panels
New technology could enable people to generate their own power economically at home and then feed it into the national grid on a very small scale. Cuauhtemoc Rodriguez, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, ...