Google reports $1.6B in 3Q revenue

It is often joked lately that search titan Google Inc. may someday -- perhaps someday soon -- rule the world. It is the center of much of the Internet world in terms of the sheer number of people who use it, and with its ...

Hurricanes not stealing mobile's thunder

Mobile-phone companies are enjoying something of a renaissance, with industry giant Motorola reporting record earnings in the latest quarter. But while industry analysts are broadly upbeat about the sector's outlook into ...

Scientists build world's first single-molecule car

Rice University Scientists have done it. After BMW announced the possibility of producing a car that would utilize nanotechnology practically for all functions, Rice University scientists developed the world’s first single-molecule ...

URI to develop 'lab-on-a-chip' technology

Imagine an entire biotechnology laboratory reduced to the size of a pea and placed on a computer chip. While not yet a reality, that technology for detecting small particles in micrometer-sized channels – called microfluidics ...

'Buckypaper': stronger than steel, harder than diamonds

Working with a material 10 times lighter than steel - but 250 times stronger - would be a dream come true for any engineer. If this material also had amazing properties that made it highly conductive of heat and electricity, ...

Ultrafast lasers take 'snapshots' as atoms collide

Using laser pulses that last just 70 femtoseconds (quadrillionths of a second), physicists have observed in greater detail than ever before what happens when atoms collide. The experiments at JILA, a joint institute of the ...

Sunny Future for Nanocrystal Solar Cells

Imagine a future in which the rooftops of residential homes and commercial buildings can be laminated with inexpensive, ultra-thin films of nano-sized semiconductors that will efficiently convert sunlight into electrical ...

Discovery might improve titanium alloys

Two University of Maryland scientists say they've developed a modification of titanium alloys that will expand their uses and make them safer.

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