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 ...
ZSW engineers build lithium-ion battery able to last for 27 years
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 ...
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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
Octopus robot makes waves with ultra-fast propulsion
Scientists have developed an octopus-like robot, which can zoom through water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration never before seen in man-made underwater vehicles.
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 ...
Algorithm recovers speech from vibrations of potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass
Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were ...