Eric Jacqmain, from Indiana in the US, covered an ordinary fibreglass satellite dish with 5,800 tiny mirror tiles - and made his very own 'death ray'.
a 100 per cent success rate and are now hoping to team up with a pharmaceutical company to develop it for humans. The Research, published in the Journal Molecular Cancer, reveals how Dr Cinzia Allegrucci and Dr Andrew Johnson centres around reacti
Although full-spectrum solar cells have been made, none yet have been suitable for manufacture at a consumer-friendly price. Researchers at Berkeley Labs have demonstrated asolar cell that not only responds to virtually the entire solar spectrum, it
Mr. Dell believes that he and his team have developed a method for generating fusion power which is appropriate for providing the propulsion for exploring and colonizing space. He is confident that this approach could lead to spacecraft capable of fl
As sensors that do things like detect touch and motion in cell phones get smaller, cheaper and more reliable, computer manufacturers are beginning to take seriously the decade-old idea of “smart dust” — networks of tiny wireless devices that permea
Surinder Soond, who worked on the study, said it was a "novel and exciting approach to treating cancer and the spread of tumours which holds great potential". "The challenge now is to identify a potent drug that will get inside cancer cells and
hey're aliiiiiiiive! But difficult to spot. The bacteria are the tiny, pin-prick-looking objects, dwarfed by the larger, spherical algal cells. The colored spots come from pigments the algae produce, carotenoids, still vibrant 30,000 years on. Credi
Biologists there have developed plant proteins capable of screening the air for hints of dangerous substances, including those given off by nearby explosives.
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
A new discovery has led medical researchers to conclude that stem cells often help spread tumors. Dr. Clive Stanway, chief officer of Cancer Research Technology, asserts that "Stem cells are responsible for renewing tissue in the body. But sometimes
For decades researchers have been searching for a way to achieve superconductivity other than bringing special materials down to a temperature near absolute zero. Now Oxford University researchers report non-superconducting material can be made a sup
Bats — you know we love ‘em — have a remarkable ability to turn, swirl and dive on a dime while in mid-flight, dodging obstacles and grabbing food from the air. Engineers would like to give robots and autonomous vehicles this ability, and they’re tur
A MAN whose heart had stopped was brought back from the dead after three-and-a-half HOURS. Arun Bhasin, 53, was rushed into hospital after being found unconscious in the street in temperatures of -10C.
In what may seem counterintuitive even to engineers, a team from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif., Draper Laboratory in Houston, Texas, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., proved that the spacecraft actu
A non-superconducting material has been transformed into a superconductor using light, Oxford University researchers report. One hundred years after superconductivity was first observed in 1911, the team from Oxford, Germany and Japan observed c
A system is disclosed for providing power averaging for the utility grids and more specifically to utilizing a unique EESU unit with the capability to store electrical energy over 24 hour periods each day and provide power averaging to homes, commerc
By electrically stimulating the vagus nerve – a large nerve running from the head and neck to the abdomen – with a small electrode at the same time as playing a high-pitched sound, they banished tinnitus from the rats.
A band of make-believe space travelers locked in a steel capsule in Moscow is about to “land” on Mars, mission managers said Friday, nearly halfway through their 520-day mission
A little exchange coupling goes a long way.
The amount of the reactant wasn’t clear, but it could be a few grams. According to Rossi, it is a complex mixture of nickel and one or two secret additives, which are the key for the energy emission. All the material is in the state of nano-particles
We ran into a number of problems that had to be resolved in turn. Perhaps most importantly, we learned from our experiments that the pre-firing inevitably gets worse with more capacitors. This is because the pre-firing is caused by a slow breakd
The image to the left is a man-made motor, a motor so small 6,000 of them could fit on the head of a pin. Welcome to the world of the nanometer, a unit of measurement so small it is one-billionth the size of a meter. In fact, a nanometer is 100,000 t
Throughout history, the human brain has been remarkably good at dismissing itself. Everyone from ancient Egyptians to Aristotle has downplayed the role of the mysterious stuff between our ears.
A look at the inner workings of GM's plug-in car
A Nobel prize winning scientist who shared the 2008 prize for medicine for his role in establishing the link between HIV and AIDS has stirred up a good deal of both interest and skepticism with his latest experimental results, which more or less show
A new material might make very robust dental implants.
GM licenses technology that could also make the batteries much cheaper.
Conventional entanglement links particles across space. Now physicists say a similar effect links particles through time.
The article is particularly significant as the first peer-reviewed publication of the basic theory guiding LPP's pursuit of useful fusion energy from the dense plasma focus, as well as featuring the first experimental results from the team's Focus
Before the average electric car can travel 500 highway miles on a single charge, we’ll need better batteries than the lithium-ion packs used today. Last week, when Toyota told the press that it was working on a magnesium-based electric-car battery