Entries for January 2015

Small is Big When it Comes to Studying the Universe
The next frontier in physics may require teeny-tiny answers to big questions. What tools are aiding ...
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Calculating the Future of Solar-Fuel Refineries
So, how exactly do you design a solar-fuel refinery? A new framework might help engineers design the...
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Boeing, USAF Update the B-52's Weapons Bay
The venerable B52 gets a much needed upgrade to its weapons bay launcher. Will the retrofit keep the...
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The Self-Healing Properties of Silver Nanowires
Silver nanowires surprise researchers with their unexpected ability to self-heal. Can they be used i...
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Researchers Probe the Structure of Molecular Machines
New approaches allow for easier analysis of complex structures.
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New generation of 3d printing pens, funded through Kickstarter
Two Kickstarter campaigns for 3d printing pens are ending soon.
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Hubble Debuts Its Largest Image Ever
NASA releases an unprecedented, mosaic view of our nearest galactic neighbor Andromeda, pushing the ...
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Scientists Set a "Quantum Speed Limit"
Scientists have defined the top speed quantum interactions. What does that mean for engineers workin...
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Glass: A Liquid or Solid?
Is glass solid or liquid? Researchers have long believed the material is a the later, but a new simu...
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Engineers Extend the Reach of Flat-Pack Bridge Construction
Engineers in Northern Ireland push the limits of pre-fab construction building the world's longest f...
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Is the Milky Way a Galactic Transport System?
According to physicists the the Milky Way could be a a galactic transportation system.  What do...
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Optimizing Optimization Algorithms
New analysis shows how to get the best results when approximating solutions to complex engineering p...
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Accelerating Particles Without a Push
A new discovery suggests that there may be a way for sub-atomic particles to propel themselves witho...
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VIDEO: Laser Generated Surfaces Are Really Hydrophobic
VIDEO: Using a series of lasers researchers have developed a method for making nearly any surface su...
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Death of a Dynamo - A Hard Drive From Space
What will the future of Earth's magnetic field look like? Researchers have uncovered clues from anci...
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Nanotextured Surface Dramatically Improve Solar Cell Efficiency
Nanostructured surface textures decrease the reflection of light off silicon, improving conversion o...
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Cosmic Radio Phenomenon Caught in Real Time
A previously unobserved radio phenomenon is discovered by radio telescopes. What are these cosmic ra...
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New Laser Could Upgrade Microscopy
A new semiconductor laser has the potential to improve image quality in microscopes, holograms and m...
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ANIMATION: NASA Images Dwarf Planet Ceres
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has delivered the most hi-rez views of the dwarf planet Ceres. Our view...
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A New Laser to Improve Computing Speed?
A new germanium-tin laser reveals its ability to transmit data via photons. Does it have a future in...
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