Loud Sounds Made To Bend Light On Computer Chip
Posted November 26, 2014 by in News
During a thunderstorm, we all know that it is common to hear thunder after we see the lightning. That’s because sound travels much slower (768 miles per hour) than light (670,000,000 miles per h...
Blu-Ray Disc Improves Solar Cell Performance
Posted November 25, 2014 by in News
Who knew Blu-ray discs were so useful? Already one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the perf...
Cooling With the Coldest Matter in the World
Posted November 24, 2014 by in News
Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1...
Robotic Walker Assists With Physiotherapy
Posted November 21, 2014 by in News
Survivors of stroke or other neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and Parkinson’s disease often struggle with mobility. To regain their motor functions,...
Hand Dryers Spread Bacteria in Public Toilets
Posted November 20, 2014 by in News
Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research. Scientists from the University of Leeds have found that high-powere...
Physicists Suggest New Way to Detect Dark Matter
Posted November 19, 2014 by in News
For years physicists have been looking for the universe’s elusive dark matter, but so far no one has seen any trace of it. Maybe we are looking in the wrong place? Now physicists from University...
Using Sewage Sludge to Obtain Bioenergy
Posted November 18, 2014 by in News
Researchers from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and the Universidad Miguel Hernandez of Elche have found the way to increase biomass production by using sewage sludge as energy crop fertilizers...
Printing Flexible Electronic Circuits On Paper
Posted November 17, 2014 by in News
Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed using unique materials in laye...
Sonar-Assisted Human Navigation
Posted November 14, 2014 by in News
When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things can happen. Cool things such as a sonar device to assist the visually impaired. The idea came from biology...
A Piece of the Quantum Puzzle
Posted November 13, 2014 by in News
While the Martinis Lab at UC Santa Barbara has been focusing on quantum computation, former postdoctoral fellow Pedram Roushan and several colleagues have been exploring qubits (quantum bits) for quan...
Artificial Retina To Help Restore Vision
Posted November 12, 2014 by in News
The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter...
Controlling Genes With Your Thoughts
Posted November 11, 2014 by in News
It sounds like something from the scene in Star Wars where Master Yoda instructs the young Luke Skywalker to use the force to release his stricken X-Wing from the swamp: Marc Folcher and other researc...
Record Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells
Posted November 10, 2014 by in News
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is th...
Images of a Nearly Invisible Mouse
Posted November 7, 2014 by in News
Researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center in Japan, together with collaborators from the University of Tokyo, have developed a method that combines tissue decolorization and light-sheet flu...
Panel-Powered Car Under Development
Posted November 6, 2014 by in News
A car powered by its own body panels could soon be driving on our roads after a breakthrough in nanotechnology research by a QUT team. Researchers have developed lightweight “supercapacitorsR...
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