Fast, efficient switching – thanks to HiPoSwitch

Electrical power comes out of wall sockets, of course. But hardly any electronic device can take normal line voltage. Computers, smartphones, LEDs, and chargers, for instance, cannot use electrical energy in that form – ...

Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities

Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors.

Air bubbles could keep rivers open for shipping

Researchers at EPFL have shown how air bubbles could keep sediments from obstructing bends in river waterways such as the Rhine River, which has to be dredged regularly to stay open for freight ships.

Crystal breeding factory uncovered

A breakthrough in understanding the way in which crystals develop will have a major impact for the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.

In a melting Iceland, drilling deep to stem climate change

Tiny Iceland is a prime exemplar of the complexities wrought by warming climate. It is 11 percent covered by ice, but it is basically also one very large, very active volcanic system. The island has seen fast-increasing temperatures ...

30 years and counting, the X-ray laser lives on

More than 50 years ago, when the laser was a mere 5 years old, laser physicists dreamed of the development of an X-ray laser to expand the frontier of knowledge.

page 9 from 13