Space scientist says texting is four times more expensive than receiving scientific data from space
A University of Leicester space scientist has worked out that sending texts via mobile phones works out to be far more expensive than downloading data from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Grad student invents gravity lamp
A U.S. graduate student won second place in a "Greener Gadgets Conference" competition inventing a floor lamp powered by gravity.
Strong, lightweight green material could replace concrete, but contains no cement
(PhysOrg.com) -- Each year, coal-burning power plants, steel factories and similar facilities in the United States produce more than 125 million tons of waste, much of it fly ash and bottom ash left over from ...
Hypercubes Could Be Building Blocks of Nanocomputers
Scientists develop CO2 sequestration technique that produces 'supergreen' hydrogen fuel
(Phys.org) —Lawrence Livermore scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon-negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity, ...
IBM researchers unveil green optical network technology prototype
IBM researchers today unveiled the fastest and most highly integrated optical data bus ever developed. The prototype technology could bring massive amounts of bandwidth in an energy-efficient way to all kinds ...
Princeton professor foresees computer science revolution
At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bernard Chazelle, professor of computer science at Princeton University, plans to issue a call to arms for his profession, challenging ...
80-mph electric car to go on sale this summer in the US
Evidence that inexpensive device boosts fuel economy by up to 20 percent
Amid sticker-shock fuel prices, researchers in Pennsylvania are reporting results of laboratory tests and road tests verifying that a simple, inexpensive device attached to a car engine's fuel injector can ...
Hydrogen breakthrough could open the road to carbon-free cars
A new breakthrough in hydrogen storage technology could remove a key barrier to widespread uptake of non-polluting cars that produce no carbon dioxide emissions.
Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots
In 2011, when an MIT senior named John Romanishin proposed a new design for modular robots to his robotics professor, Daniela Rus, she said, "That can't be done."
New Florida City To Run On Solar Power
Virtual Eve: first in human computer interaction
The near-human performance of a virtual teacher called Eve created by Massey researchers has drawn the attention of scientists across the computing world.
First 3-D processor runs at 1.4 Ghz on new architecture
(PhysOrg.com) -- The next major advance in computer processors will likely be the move from today's two-dimensional chips to three-dimensional circuits, and the first three-dimensional synchronization circuitry is now running ...