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 ...
Universal Power Adapter Offers Alternative to Wall Warts
When Doug Palmer realized he had forgotten his mobile phone adapter on a vacation in Mexico several years ago, the first thought that crossed his mind was, "There has to be a better way."
Intel Microchip Packs Two Billion Transistors
NREL Finds a Way to Give LEDs the Green Light
(PhysOrg.com) -- Light bulbs that last 100 years and fill rooms with brilliant ambiance may become a reality sooner rather than later, thanks to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory discovery.
Self-repairing aircraft could revolutionize aviation safety
A new technique that mimics healing processes found in nature could enable damaged aircraft to mend themselves automatically, even during a flight.
Think Round: Japanese Company Develops Spherical Solar Cell
Free program makes computer graphics more realistic
(Phys.org)—Computer-generated images can be a little more realistic—and a lot cheaper to make—with a rendering program created by a Cornell graduate student.
Computer game's high score could earn the Nobel Prize in medicine
Gamers have devoted countless years of collective brainpower to rescuing princesses or protecting the planet against alien invasions. This week researchers at the University of Washington will try to harness ...
IBM researchers develop next-generation chip-cooling technologies
At the BroadGroup Power and Cooling Summit in London, IBM researchers presented an innovative approach for improving the cooling of computer chips, an increasingly urgent need given the large amount of heat ...
'WildCharger' leads wireless power revolution
New approach assembles big structures from small interlocking pieces
MIT researchers have developed a lightweight structure whose tiny blocks can be snapped together much like the bricks of a child's construction toy. The new material, the researchers say, could revolutionize ...