The Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally, it was thought to use them to detect forest fires as it lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers at the University ...
Feb 16, 2018 in Ecology
Innovative diode design uses ultrafast quantum tunneling to harvest infrared energy from the environment
Most sunlight striking the Earth is absorbed by its surfaces, oceans and atmosphere. As a result of this warming, infrared radiation is emitted constantly all around us-estimated to be millions of Gigawatts per second. A ...
Feb 05, 2018 in Optics & Photonics