An Internet 100 times as fast: A new network design could boost capacity
(PhysOrg.com) -- The heart of the Internet is a network of high-capacity optical fibers that spans continents. But while optical signals transmit information much more efficiently than electrical signals, ...
Introducing Cornucopia, the food printer
Study claims 100 percent renewable energy possible by 2030
Inkless 'Zink' Printer Fits in Your Pocket
Future of war demands futuristic flying machines
Solar Roadways Awarded DOT Contract to Pave Roads with Solar Cells
US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan
It looks and acts like something best left in the hands of Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo," but this latest dream weapon is real -- and the US Army sees it becoming the Taliban's worst nightmare.
A new world record for solar cell efficiency
In a remarkable feat, scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of ...
US Air Force connects 1,760 PlayStation 3's to build supercomputer
Concentrator solar cell with world's highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%
Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4%, using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator ...
Experimental 'wind to hydrogen' system up and running
Xcel Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory today unveiled a unique facility that uses electricity from wind turbines to produce and store pure hydrogen, offering what may become ...
Scientists develop portable generator that turns trash into electricity
A group of scientists have created a portable refinery that efficiently converts food, paper and plastic trash into electricity. The machine, designed for the U.S. military, would allow soldiers in the field ...
White LEDs with super-high luminous efficacy could satisfy all general lighting needs
Researchers develop mobile robot that balances, moves on ball instead of wheels or legs
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new type of mobile robot that balances on a ball instead of legs or wheels. "Ballbot" is a self-contained, battery-operated, omnidirectional robot that ...