With the advent of high-frequency trading, traders can use superfast computers – essentially supercomputers of their own – to compete in the market, taking advantage of brief price differences to clean up on profit.
A recent study shows that those who may feel overwhelmed by advertisements from a website where they are hoping to buy a gift are more likely to leave without a purchase.
Want to listen to the radio? What about listening to the smallest FM radio in the world? Scientists have taken advantage of graphene's special properties to create a nano-mechanical system that can creat FM signals. In essence, they've constructed the smallest FM radio transmitter ever created.
One of the methods used for examining the molecules in a liquid consists in passing the fluid through a nano-sized hole so as to detect their passage. Researchers have now found a way to improve this technique by using a material with unique properties: graphene.
CERN's Short Model Coil (SMC) programme currently tests new magnet technologies with magnets about 30 centimetres long. This technology will be crucial to eventually help engineers build even more powerful magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and ever-more powerful future accelerators.
Using a circuit of electrochemically active fluids, scientists are working to develop a method that simultaneously provides electricity and cooling in innovative three-dimensional computer chips. This method was inspired by the structure of the human brain.
We are approaching the day when people paralyzed by disease or other circumstance will easily and efficiently regain the experience of movement. Read about deep brain stimulation and its life changing effect on human health and quality of life.
Ever hear of a battery that can heal itself? Well you're about to. Scientists have created the first battery electrode that can heal itself, opening a new path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices.
Scientists have officially created tiny holograms. How exactly? They've used a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information processing.
A team of international researchers has created a self-healing battery electrode that can be used to improve the longevity and performance of lithium batteries. The improved batteries can be incorporated in next generation electric cars, cell phones and other devices.
The world's first man-made ash cloud has been created by a team led by airline easyJet and planemaker Airbus to test how passenger aircraft cope with volcanic blasts such as the 2010 Icelandic eruption.