There may be a new way to harvest energy from light. Scientists have discovered a method that is much more efficient than conventional photoconduction and could make solar energy harvesting and optoelectronic devices far better in the future.
Scientists from Michigan State University have created a bomb-detecting laser that can be used as an additional measures at security checkpoints.
A new interdisciplinary research center at MIT, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims at nothing less than unraveling the mystery of intelligence.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego report a breakthrough in technology that could pave the way for digital systems to record, store, edit and replay information in a dimension that goes beyond what we can see or hear: touch.
Graphene can reinforce ceramics, simultaneously making them conductive – at least that's what Graphenea's most recent scientific work demonstrates.
For American teenagers, texting is a necessary part of keeping in touch with classmates and other friends in today's technological word.
Both Elon Musk and university researchers have independently presented revolutionary new design tools for creating 3D objects with bare hands last week. Using a depth-sensing camera and advanced software algorithms to interpret hand movements and gestures, it’s possible to model a wide variety of ...
Traffic volumes are increasing, not only on our roads but also at sea. A new marine radar system with improved antenna technology is set to meet the growing demands of navigation – and protect ships against pirate attacks.
A new imaging technique may help scientists study the function of the entire nervous system. They've found a way to overcome some of the limitations of light microscopy by capturing brain activity with sculpted light.
Scientists have created satellites the size of a shoebox known as "CubeSats," which makes space exploration more accessible. Now, researchers have developed inflatable antennae that could give these satellites a far greater reach when it comes to communication.
The aurora borealis is one of the most spectacular sights on our planet. The green, purple and red waves that stretch across northern skies can be both beautiful and awe-inspiring as they light up snowy plains. Now, researchers have discovered a way to measure the height of the aurora, a technique t...
Using a new approach that works in the real world to safeguard secrets, University of Calgary scientists reportedly have overcome an “Achilles’ heel” of quantum-based secure communication systems.