Future neural prosthetics could not only tap into brain signals, but also brain fluids, using the cerebrospinal medium to power a fuel cell. Researchers at MIT designed a new silicon wafer with embedded fuel cells that generate power using glucose.
At noon today, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) was released from a companion aircraft and sent off into Earth's orbit.
The telescopes get bigger and more sophisticated, the light we can see comes in from deeper in the cosmos, and the most-distant visible objects keep getting further away.
The Ebola virus—one of the world's deadliest diseases—has a kill rate of 90 percent. That's largely because the best current treatment must be applied within one hour of infection.
I kept checking over the years for this technology to mature.... and here it is :)
Slicing a morning danish pastry can be a sticky, gloopy affair, sugary icing glomming onto the knife and plate, and currants falling everywhere. This machine cuts it with water!
Sign language can greatly improve the communication capability of hearing-impaired people, but there’s still a major barrier in that most people don’t understand it. New prototype gadgets could change that...
Silicon backing should make high-efficiency lighting more affordable.
In the phenomenon of superlubricity, two solid surfaces can slide past each other with almost no friction.
Throughout history human beings have created new and innovative ways to deal with tough situations by finding simple solutions to complex problems. (Well, the solutions aren’t always simple!) Inventors from all over the world have used their imaginat
Scientists from University Of Manchester are checking out ways to make graphene usable for manufacturing of computer chips.
Combining atomically thin graphene with layers of atomically thin insulators appears to open the door to using graphene in computer chips. A hat tip to KurzweilAI.net for reprinting this University of Manchester news release
A relatively small cluster of genetic information endows the staple fruit of summer with its taste and texture. The secrets of the tomato, star of gardens, salads and gazpacho, is now laid out for plant breeders and horticulturists in exacting detail
Italian doctors implant tiny pump into a 16-month-old boy awaiting his new heart.
Printable photovoltaics could become viable, thanks to a new advance.
A few years ago, scientists made an exciting breakthrough that could revolutionize the world of science, with particular emphasis on chemistry.
A revolution in chemistry is taking place in a small room in a converted mining building in Tucson, Ariz., where a woman wearing a soiled smock and a face mask is painstakingly scraping soot off a metal container.
A research team from the University of Florida (UF) has fabricated a graphene solar cell that demonstrates a power conversion efficiency of 8.6%, a record value, when considering earlier attempts in the making of graphene solar cells that managed onl
Numerous research groups around the world are reporting that they have created silicene, a one-atom-thick hexagonal mesh of silicon atoms — the silicon equivalent of graphene.
A much-vaunted new material may change telecommunications
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest computer memory-chip maker, said Friday it has developed a graphene device that could help revolutionize the capabilities of transistors.
Demand for graphite is rising and is expected to mushroom as this allotrope of carbon – most commonly known as part of lead pencils – finds new applications.
A multi-institute research team has developed a novel nanostructured metamaterial that can transmit light more efficiently, taking one step closer to the realization of novel optical technologies.
Graphene is the wonder material that could solve the problem of making ever faster computers and smaller mobile devices when current silicon microchip technology hits an inevitable wall.
The West may be about to lose its technology lead over Asia as it lags in the race to use a "miracle" material called graphene.
IBM researchers have built the first integrated circuit based on graphene, a breakthrough the company says could herald a future based on graphene wafers instead of silicon.
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When Yahoo sued Facebook earlier this year, claiming the social networking giant infringes 10 of its patents covering things like personalized advertising and news feeds, the Silicon Valley technorati blew a gasket, accusing Yahoo of violating the “h
Silicene could be the material of the future. Or at least the material of the near future, until graphene-based semiconductors become more efficient.