A team of researchers has used a novel material that’s just a few atoms thick to create devices that can harness or emit light. This proof-of-concept could lead to ultrathin, lightweight and flexible photovoltaic cells, LEDs and other optoelectronic devices.
Researchers have announced a new type of social network, called Omlet, which shields users from...
While the text-streaming app Spritz could open up fantastic opportunities for reading small...
More than 30,000 people descend on Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest Interactive Festival each March. This year, NSA leaker Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder and secret spiller Julian Assange are topping the bill, alongside Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Anne Wojcicki, CEO of genetics testing company 23andMe.
Researchers have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye. The adapters make it easy for anyone with minimal training to take a picture of the eye and share it securely with other health practitioners or store it in the patient’s electronic record.
Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices, make wireless technology faster or print magnetic materials.
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses existing technology to allow researchers and natural resource managers to collect significantly more information on water quality to better inform policy decisions.
Researchers took advantage of nanofabrication advances to improve the resolution of nanoscale biosensors to levels almost as sensitive as those achieved by much larger commercial systems.
A new technology could see flexible electronics, such as roll-up tablet computers, widely available in the near future.
Results of a study on ballast projections in exceptional winter conditions have enabled Swiss Federal Railways to setup measures to improve safety around the tracks.
Future lunar missions may be fueled by gas stations in space. According to engineers, a spacecraft might dock at a propellant depot, somewhere between the Earth and the moon, and pick up extra rocket fuel before making its way to the lunar surface.
Researchers have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices. The tool targets code written in the C programming language– which is often used to create root exploit malware.
Rough zinc oxide coatings can prevent silicon parts inside ever-shrinking electronics from interfering with each other.
A new twist on a very old physics technique could have a profound impact on one of the most buzzed-about aspects of nanoscience.
Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports.
LEDs are durable and save energy. Now, researchers have found a way to make LED lamps even more compact while supplying more light than commercially available models.
Researchers have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects— from cell phones to food containers and toys— using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells.
Exciting plasmons could impact everything from national defense, information technology, lighting, optics and imaging.
While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents.
Gesture control for electronics could soon become an alternative to touchscreens and sensing technologies that consume a lot of power and only work when users can see their smartphones and tablets.
An international team of scientists has paved the way for a new class of magnetic materials and devices with improved performance and power efficiency.
For people whose hands shake uncontrollably because of a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal– enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. But, a study suggests that a new handheld electronic device can help such patients overcome the hand shakes caused by essential tremor, the most common movement disorder.
A search engine developed specifically for schools is being tested as a way to increase reading abilities in challenged students and help motivate intellectual development in gifted students, while saving schools money on textbooks.
Research has led to the discovery of a new material that could have significant implications for a variety of challenges, from carbon dioxide storage to planetary science and solid lubrication.
The U.S. imports all of its natural graphite, but mining companies are searching locations from Alaska to Alabama, optimistic about future demand.
NASA could have prevented last summer's near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut at the International Space Station, an investigation panel concluded this week.
Texting and walking is a known danger, but a professor of emergency medicine says distracted walking results in more injuries per mile than distracted driving.
Physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle— a handful of smaller particles that briefly condense into a liquid-like droplet.
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