Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance
Who knew Blu-ray discs were so useful? Already one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance ...
Wireless electronic implants stop staph, then dissolve
Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated bacterial infection in mice ...
LiquidPiston unveils quiet X Mini engine prototype
Gecko inspired pads allow researchers to climb glass wall
Electrochemical cell converts waste heat into electricity
Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science today, this scenario is a step ...
Controlling genes with your thoughts
Researchers led by ETH Zurich professor Martin Fussenegger have constructed the first gene network that can be controlled by our thoughts. The inspiration for this development was a game that picks up brainwaves ...
SolaRoad: World's first solar cycle path to open in the Netherlands
Imtech, in conjunction with the Province of Noord-Holland, Ooms Civiel, has developed the world's first solar road located in Krommwnie, Holland. The solar cycle path will be connected to the national grid ...
Tiny scallop-like robotic swimmers could deliver drugs to treat diseases
Princeton team explores 3D-printed quantum dot LEDs
Brothers create mathematical model for creating odor cancelling smells
Calculating encryption schemes' theoretical security guarantees eases comparison, improvement
Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources.
Future air passengers may get unique, windowless view
New solar power material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat
A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more ...
A new spin on virtual reality helps engineers read robots' minds
In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT's Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind.