New type of solar concentrator doesn't block the view
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through ...
Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems
In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study by the Technical University Munich, the largest volume of applications is ...
Neuron circuit may enable pitch perception applications
The first FitzHugh-Nagumo neuron circuit designed to include noise and exhibit the Ghost Stochastic Resonance effect has been presented by researchers from Université de Bourgogne in France. Their circuit ...
New loss mechanism for global 4G roaming
A loss mechanism that has not been an issue in previous mobile handset antennas will become important for global 4G roaming, according to results of experiments carried out in Aalborg, Denmark.
A resonator element that can simultaneously act as both a filter and antenna has been developed as a step towards creating PROMFAs - the microwave circuit equivalent of an FPGA.
Navy tests drone landings on aircraft carrier along with manned plane
Green power blooms as Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'
A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good.
StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for blind riders
It's a daily routine for many transit riders in the Seattle area: Pull out your smartphone, check the OneBusAway app, then decide whether you need to sprint to the bus stop or can afford that last sip of ...
Government wants to make cars talk to each other (Update)
The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time ...
New tool makes online personal data more transparent
The web can be an opaque black box: it leverages our personal information without our knowledge or control. When, for instance, a user sees an ad about depression online, she may not realize that she is seeing it because ...
Omni3D's big idea: Wind turbines in backpacks
Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking ...
50 Cent, Intel team up on heart-monitor headphones
Rap star 50 Cent and US computing giant Intel are teaming up on a new line of headphones that double as heart rate monitors.