German carmaker Volkswagen is the world’s largest private sector Research & Development investor with an investment of €9.5bn in 2012, according to the European Commission's 2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard.
Scientists may have just made one of the most waterproof materials in existence. Although there's a theoretical limit on the time it takes for a water droplet to bounce away from a hydrophobic surface, researchers have discovered a way to burst through that perceived barrier. The findings could lead...
A team of U.S. engineers have created the most water resistant material in which the droplets knocked down the theoretical time barrier on bouncing. This latest find can be used in several application ranging from aircraft wings to waterproof clothing.
In a new technique, German researchers have used combination of computed tomography (CT) scans along with three dimensional(3D) printers to recreate accurate copies of dinosaur fossils.
Stanford researchers have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen. The goal is to supplement solar cells with hydrogen-powered fuel cells that can generate electricity when the sun isn't shining or demand is high.
Control of the Magnetic Moment of Single Atoms Is the Key to Compact Data Memories and Quantum Computers
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.