Inventors say Hydra offers clean water, hope for villages

The hose took brownish water from the scummy Schuylkill River in Philadelphia to a strange apparatus on the bank -- a trailer with a solar panel, a hydrogen tank, and other odd parts with flashing digital readouts.

Tag tech for buried pipes spins out

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new Oxford University spin-out company, Oxford Electromagnetic Solutions Limited (OxEmS), has been set up to commercialise technology to locate and identify buried plastic pipes.

Nano-sized light mill drives micro-sized disk (w/ Video)

While those wonderful light sabers in the Star Wars films remain the figment of George Lucas' fertile imagination, light mills - rotary motors driven by light - that can power objects thousands of times greater in size are ...

Doping test gotcha with retroactive effect

A doping test which sees everything, even banned substances which we don't know about yet. It sounds like something from science fiction. But it exists.

Making a Magnetic Moment in a Split Picosecond

(PhysOrg.com) -- A wide range of phenomena in nature and technology depend on changes that occur in a material after it is illuminated with visible light. A well-known example is photosynthesis, where successive excitations ...

Nano-sand to improve lotions and cosmetics

South Australian researchers have invented and patented a new technology for delivering cosmetics and drugs to the skin. They are using nanoparticles of silica (essentially sand) to create longer lasting cosmetics and creams ...

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