Silicon superlattices: New waves in thermoelectricity

(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has developed a new method for using nanoscale silicon that could improve devices that convert thermal energy into electrical energy.

Distinguishing Single Cells With Nothing But Light

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a novel optical technique that permits rapid analysis of single human immune cells using only light.

How do we support today’s Einsteins?

Is today's academic and corporate culture stifling science’s risk-takers and stopping disruptive, revolutionary science from coming to the fore? In April’s Physics World the science writer Mark Buchanan looks at those ...

Investigation detects cyber espionage network

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Information Warfare Monitor - a joint effort of the SecDev Group (Ottawa) and the Citizen Lab (University of Toronto) - detected a cyber espionage network involving over 1,295 compromised computers in ...

Hubble Finds Hidden Exoplanet in Archival Data

(PhysOrg.com) -- A powerful, newly refined image-processing technique may allow astronomers to discover extrasolar planets that are possibly lurking in over a decade's worth of Hubble Space Telescope archival data.

Darwin's bills discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- You've seen the documentaries and read the book - now, for the first time, you can find out how Charles Darwin spent his money.

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