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Nano-designed Transistors With Disordered Materials, But High Performance

9 years ago from Science Daily

The Holy Grail for transistor designers has been the requirement to be able to get high performance at reduced costs over very large substrate areas. Transistors on cheap and flexible...

Tesla rolls out its long-awaited electric sports car

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It's safe to say Jeremy Snyder gets a charge out of the two-seat Tesla Roadster whenever he pulls one off the lot - and not because it's...

Consumer Electronics: Future Looks Bright

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Larry Magid reports on the outlook for the global consumer electronics market

Creating Highly Sought Magnetic Nanoparticles in One Step

9 years ago from Physorg

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have demonstrated a one-step technique for producing a class of magnetic nanoparticles that could be used in everything from biomedical applications to data storage....

Of myths and men

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Worries about an apocalypse unleashed by particle accelerators are not new, says Philip Ball. They have their source in old myths, which are hard to dispel.

Environmental fate of nanoparticles depends on properties of water carrying them

9 years ago from Physorg

The fate of carbon-based nanoparticles spilled into groundwater - and the ability of municipal filtration systems to remove the nanoparticles from drinking water - depend on subtle differences...

'Nanomechanical Oscillators' Could Lead to New Class of Computers

9 years ago from Physorg

More than 50 years ago, a graduate student in Japan conceived the “Parametron,” an electrical circuit that could form the basis for digital computers. The concept ultimately fell flat, but...

Renault's Ghosn says electric car draws Gulf interest

9 years ago from Physorg

The head of French automaker Renault, Carlos Ghosn, said Thursday that a country in the Gulf region is interested in his company's environmentally friendly electronic car project.

The Light of Silence

9 years ago from Physorg

Scientists have found a way of protecting quantum systems against noise using adaptively ‘shaped` pulses of laser light. Quantum systems are notoriously fragile as interactions with their surroundings disturb them...

H.P. Reports Big Advance in Memory Chip Design

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Hewlett-Packard scientists said they have designed a device that they believe will make it possible to build tiny computers that could imitate biological functions.

Experiments for kids: Super soda fountain

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Gas just doesn't like to be cramped into small spaces, and here's a brilliant way to prove it. Just don't try this indoors: it's guaranteed to be messy!

Experiments for kids: Can slam

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Sometimes technique works better than brute strength. Bamboozle your friends with this simple trick using only a baked bean tin and your finger

Pull the other one ...

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Make a mug out of your friends with this amazing classic trick, and demonstrate how friction is all around us

Experiments for kids: Magnetic pennies

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Magnets are used in lots of everyday items about the house. See what this electrical force is all about with just a few pennies, a magnet and a straw

Experiments for kids: Film tub rockets

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This experiment shows that gas takes up more volume than solids - but it's a lot more fun than it sounds. It can be messy - so do it outside!

Experiments for kids: Up periscope!

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This periscope is easy to make, and the perfect spying instrument. Next time you play hide-and-seek you'll be able to see over walls without being seen

VIDEO: Undersea "Wind Farms" Tested

9 years ago from National Geographic

An Australia company is testing what could be the undersea equivalent of a wind farm. Their devices would capture wave energy and convert it to electricity.

Researchers create the first 'nanotrees'

9 years ago from UPI

MADISON, Wis., May 1 (UPI) -- Since scientists learned to make nanowires, the tiny wires have taken many forms, and now U.S. researchers have accidentally learned how to...

One In Five Rooms Is 'Highly Contaminated' With Hidden Mold

9 years ago from Science Daily

Surely your bathroom is fungus-free once you've wiped the mold off the tiles? Not according to a new study. Scientists report that almost one in five rooms studied with no...

Hybrid Cars Are Harder To Hear: May Pose Greater Risks For Pedestrians

9 years ago from Science Daily

Hybrid cars are so quiet when operating only with their electric motors that they may pose a risk to the blind and some other pedestrians, research by a psychologist suggests....

UM gets only US lab for WiMAX next generation wireless apps

9 years ago from Physorg

The University of Maryland will be the home to North America's first, and the world's second, laboratory endorsed by the WiMAX Forum and dedicated to creating applications for WiMAX, a...

Sandia researcher examines the physics of carbon nanotubes

9 years ago from Physorg

Carbon nanotubes, described as the reigning celebrity of the advanced materials world, are all the rage. Recently researchers at Rice University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute used them to make the...

Scientists Develop Technique For Extracting Hierarchical Structure Of Networks

9 years ago from Science Daily

Santa Fe Institute researchers Aaron Clauset, Cristopher Moore, and Mark Newman show that many real-world networks can be understood as a hierarchy of modules, where nodes cluster together to form...

Go Speed Racer! Revving Up The World's Fastest Nanomotors

9 years ago from Science Daily

In a "major step" toward a practical energy source for powering tomorrow's nanomachines, researchers report developing a new generation of sub-microscopic nanomotors that are up to 10 times more powerful...

New 'Weapon' In Forensics: Devise Detects Latent Prints On Human Skin

9 years ago from Science Daily

Fingerprints that used to escape detection could soon help point to the killer. Using a field portable system investigators at crime scenes will be able to detect latent prints on...

Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology Adds New Board Members

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Fulbright Academy is a global organization founded by Fulbright scholars. It organizes high-level conferences, workshops and study groups to address key issues of global concern. The newest board members...

Geochemists challenge key theory regarding Earth's formation

9 years ago from Physorg

Working with colleagues from NASA, a Florida State University researcher has published a paper that calls into question three decades of conventional wisdom regarding some of the physical processes that...

Chemical Engineer Honored for Exexcellence in Catalysis

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Jingguang Chen, the Claire D. LeClaire Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won the 2008 Award for Excellence in Catalysis from the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan...