A study identifies early-stage technologies that could be combined to cut the cost of solar panels in half.
Solar Frontier, which opened the world's largest CIGS solar-panel plant, makes plans for more factories.
Now schools and area universities are using digital technology to promote Anishinaabemowin, with a web site, http://www.umich.edu/~ojibwe/ that includes traditional poems put to music, the informal anthem of the American Indian movement, and a transl
It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. They slept first for four hours, then woke for one or two hours before falling into a second four-hour sleep.
Based on this hygiene hypothesis, researchers at the University of Iowa wanted to find a safe parasite—one that wasn't known to cause infection or illness in humans—for therapeutic purposes. This type of treatment is known as helminthic treatment, o
Scientists who last year found particles that appeared to break the Universe's speed limit are looking at two technical issues that could have skewed the controversial finding, CERN said Thursday.
The spray-on antenna was originally conceived when Chamtech was contacted by the US Military to help them create a conforming antenna for special ops since traditional antenna systems were bulky and hard to hide from the enemy. Chamtech came up with
hey should be able to perform all the duties expected of a human soldier, including 'room clearing, sentry control [and] combat casualty recovery,' all via remote control. The means in which this man-machine mind-meld are to be achieved are uncl
Nevada already legalized driverless cars back in June of last year, but there was no a legal framework in place for companies to test their vehicles. Now, Google and other technology firms have the green light to get on the road.
"The work clearly shows how we can use the method to identify where lithium deposits form on metal electrodes. The resolution is not yet where we want it to be and we would like to extend the method to much larger batteries, but the information that
), found significant differences in brain development starting at age 6 months in high-risk infants who later develop autism, compared to high-risk infants who did not de
The MinION is the size of a USB memory stick, and obtains both power and computer analysis from a normal laptop computer
It was an Ice Age squirrel’s treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30,000 years. From the fruit tissues, a team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pi
If geneticists and research teams across the world have their way it won't be many years until families are gaping in wonder and exclaiming with amazement at new exhibits of animals that last roamed the Earth thousands, even millions, of years ago.
A steep decline in solar panel prices is helping solar installers attract new capital, a trend likely to trigger consolidation in the fragmented industry and drive down the cost of putting the renewable energy system on rooftops.
Computer programs can be taught to select between brain scans of healthy young people and scans showing adolescents who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, scientists said Thursday.
By Phil McKenna
McSweeney's, purveyor of pretty books, magazines, and short-form web comedy, teamed up with the Stanford MRI Lab for a short film, featured in McSweeney's newest Wholphin DVD quarterly, and it is appropriately themed for a certain pink-hued February
At Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique Company in northern China, people turn other people into plastic. Plastination is a four-step process during which polymers replace water and fat molecules in biological specimens.
Instability begets instability. At least, that’s the lesson learned from a couple of Caltech researchers studying the way magnetic field lines break and reconnect.
During the last decade age researchers have made one breakthrough after another and many now see some of the current generation of babies reaching 150 years old. Eradication of some diseases and new understanding of such traditional killers as heart
urther reported that lung cancer subtype (small cell, adenocarcinoma, and squamous cell) is identified by the breath exam. The Cleveland Clinic has now commenced testing of
Top-heavy structures are more likely to maintain their balance while hovering in the air than are those that bear a lower center of gravity, researchers at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics ha
Dr Leonid Ponomarenko, who spearheaded the experimental effort, said: "We have proved a conceptually new approach to graphene electronics. Our transistors already work pretty well. I believe they can be improved much further, scaled down to nanometr
We have managed to build the junction - the active boundary where all the electronic action takes place - right into the fibre. Moreover, while conventional chip fabrication requires multimillion dollar clean room facilities, our process can be perfo
Scientists have found that the capacity of the human brain to process and record information - and not economic constraints - may constitute the dominant limiting factor for the overall growth of globally stored information. These findings have just
The parasite, which is excreted by cats in their feces, is called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii or Toxo for short) and is the microbe that causes toxoplasmosis—the reason pregnant women are told to avoid cats’ litter boxes. Since the 1920s, doctors ha
tests have shown that it is as effective as the leading chemotherapy drug - and may have fewer side-effects.
Lasers are getting smaller and more powerful — earlier this month, we saw the first-ever atomic scale laser, and now researchers are reporting the smallest telecommunications-frequency laser ever built.
A group of forward-thinking military scientists want to plug soldiers’ weapons directly into their brains, and this time DARPA is nowhere to be found.