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Manipulating light on a chip for quantum technologies

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A team of physicists and engineers at Bristol University has demonstrated exquisite control of single particles of light - photons - on a silicon chip to make a major advance...

Physicists Put the Quantum Into Mechanics

9 years ago from Science NOW

Experiment demonstrates weird quantum connection between tiny "machines"

Big Brother is Watching You Wash Your Hands

9 years ago from PopSci

Hand-washing: it seems easy enough, but for whatever reason, we constantly shirk this simplest of duties. These days we have swine flu to remind us, but what about when that...

Scientists conduct data center heat study

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ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers are using a simulated data center to develop new methods to reduce the heat generated by large computer equipment.

Scientists create a flexible 'memristor'

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GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found a way to build a flexible memory component that might lead to electronic memory chips that can bend...

Ethanol Production Could Jeopardize Soil Productivity

9 years ago from Science Blog

There is growing interest in using crop residues as the feedstock of choice for the production of cellulosic-based ethanol because of the more favorable energy output relative to grain-based ethanol.

Trading energy for safety, bees extend legs to stay stable in wind

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New research shows some bees brace themselves against wind and turbulence by extending their sturdy hind legs while flying. But this approach comes at a steep cost, increasing aerodynamic drag...

Changing Climate Likely To Make 'Super Weed' Even More Powerful

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a new reason why the tall, tasseled reed Phragmites australis is one of the most invasive plants in the United States. The research team found that Phragmites...

New Radio Chip Mimics Human Ear

9 years ago from Science Daily

Engineers have built a fast, ultra-broadband, low-power radio chip, modeled on the human inner ear, that could enable wireless devices capable of receiving cell phone, Internet, radio and television signals.

Chile pushes the use of renewables

9 years ago from SciDev

Chile has been pushing the use of wind and solar energies in the last four years, announced the country's president Michelle Bachelet.

The Abyss: Deepest Part of the Oceans No Longer Hidden

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- The Abyss is a dark, deep place, but it's no longer hidden. At least when Nereus is on the scene. Nereus is a new type of deep-sea robotic...

Cornell Hosts Workshop on Large-scale Wind Power, June 12-13

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

To harvest the wind: Cornell University will host "Large-Scale Wind-Generated Power," a scientific workshop on gathering wind energy, June 12-13, 2009, on the Cornell campus.

The Aerospace Corporation nanosatellite tests the latest generation of solar cells

9 years ago from Physorg

Scientists at The Aerospace Corporation are analyzing data received from a 6.4 kg nanosatellite they developed to test a new generation of solar cells.

NIST processes to help build next-generation nuclear plants

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Information exchange processes developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be at the centre of the effort to design and build the next generation of modern,...

Revolutionary Ultrasonic Nanotechnology May Allow Scientists To See Inside Patient’s Individual Cells

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Revolutionary ultrasonic nanotechnology that could allow scientists to see inside a patient’s individual cells to help diagnose serious illnesses is under development.

Lithium-ion battery tech commercialized

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ARGONNE, Ill., June 3 (UPI) -- The Argonne National Laboratory and the BASF Corp. have agreed to mass produce and market Argonne's patented composite cathode technology materials.

Theater owners behind on 3-D projectors

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- To hear the folks in Hollywood talk about it, improved 3-D technology and the quality films that are quickly lining up behind it represent nothing short of...

Highs & Lows of Roller Coasters Explained by Expert on Coaster's 125th Birthday

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

To thrill-seekers, the roller coaster represents the ultimate in death-defying rides. But to physicists, the ride that's celebrating its 125th birthday on June 13 is a classic illustration of gravity,...

Cooperation not compulsion on clean technology transfer

9 years ago from SciDev

Compulsory licensing of clean technologies will only be needed if developed countries duck UNFCCC obligations, says Dalindyebo Shabalala.

Lightweight Wings For A High-flying Kite

9 years ago from Science Daily

Tensairity elements made of air filled membrane assemblies, rods and cables have already made a name for themselves in the construction world as extremely light yet strong load-bearing structures. But...

Scientists Create Metal That Pumps Liquid Uphill

9 years ago from Science Daily

In nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves hundreds of feet above the ground through capillary action, but now scientists have created a...

Transparent solar cells

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- If solar cells were transparent they could be fitted to windows and building facades. Physical modeling helps in the development of suitable materials for transparent electronics and thus...

Water Rolls Uphill On Metal Blasted By Powerful Femtosecond Laser

9 years ago from PopSci

Using an unbelievably powerful laser over an unbelievably short period of time, scientists have been able to alter the surface of metals to control the flow of water across their...

Researchers study salt's potential to store energy

9 years ago from Physorg

( -- When the wind blows, it blows - sometimes to a fault. The same is true for the sun: It can beat down relentlessly, scorching everything -...

Laser makes light bulbs super-efficient

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have used an ultra-powerful laser to turn regular incandescent light bulbs into super-efficient sources of light.

The Murky Truth About Leaching Plastic Bottles

9 years ago from Live Science

Subjects who drank from polycarbonate bottles showed a two-thirds increase of the chemical bisphenol A in urine.

New Metamaterials Could Produce Sonar Cloaking Device

9 years ago from PopSci

A new material created by researchers can refocus sound around certain objects and effectively render them sonically invisible to sonar. No natural material can do this, so man-made “metamaterials” must...

Design input accelerates new technologies' route to market

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Thermo-chromic window films which regulate room temperature; a heart and breathing rate monitor which could revolutionise the monitoring of babies during childbirth; and improved tests for food sensitivities and allergies...