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.
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
Researchers generate pressurised 'supercritical' steam, at the highest temperatures ever achieved using solar energy
(Phys.org) —Supercritical steam is a breakthrough for solar energy and means that one day the sun could be used to drive the most advanced power stations in the world, currently only driven by coal or gas.
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, ...
The New Laptops
Electric two-seater Volocopter is tested in Germany (w/ Video)
Google to introduce its own PC?
In a move that will be seen as a direct challenge to Microsoft’s domination of the media business, Google Inc. is preparing to launch a low-price personal computer, reports the Los Angeles Times newspaper.
Hackers leak e-mails, stoke climate debate
(AP) -- Computer hackers have broken into a server at a well-respected climate change research center in Britain and posted hundreds of private e-mails and documents online - stoking debate over whether some scientists have ...
Scientists Write Guide to Build Supercomputer from Sony Playstation 3
(PhysOrg.com) -- UMass Dartmouth Physics Professor Gaurav Khanna and UMass Dartmouth Principal Investigator Chris Poulin have created a step-by-step guide to building a home-brewed supercomputer that can reduce the cost of ...
Energy from ceramics
Micro fuel cells are already being acclaimed as an alternative to batteries. However, producing them from hundreds of tiny separate parts is complex and expensive. An alternative is now available: ceramic fuel ...