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Image sensors out of a can? Organic sensors increase light sensitivity of cameras
Researchers from Technische Universitat Munchen have developed a new generation of image sensors that are more sensitive to light than the conventional silicon versions, with the added bonus of being simple and cheap to produce.
Ice detector warns drivers in advance
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an automatic slipperiness detection system for cars.
Motion Control Keeps Electric Car''s Four Wheels Motors -- On the Road
It weighs half as much as a sports car, and turns on a dime -- so its no surprise that the electric car being developed at Ohio State University needs an exceptional traction and motion control system to keep it on the road.
''Air shower'' saves 50 percent water
A new shower nozzle that uses up to 50 per cent less water while maintaining the sensation of full pressure could provide Australians with guilt-free showers over the hot, dry summer - simply by adding ...
Young Engineers Build a Robotic Bridge to Reach Seniors
Amid a sea of gray beards and walking canes, a small voice piped up, "Hey, who moved my NXT?"
Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures
A new way of making crystalline silicon, developed by U-M researchers, could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener.
New chemical compound could be useful in batteries, semiconductors, electronic memory devices
Northwestern University graduate student Jonathan Barnes had a hunch for creating an exotic new chemical compound, and his idea that the force of love is stronger than hate proved correct. He and his colleagues are the first to permanently interlock two identical tetracationic rings that normally ar...
Research paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries
Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the first high-performance, nanostructured solid electrolyte for more energy-dense lithium ion batteries.
New concrete used to increase bridge life span
Purdue University research is enabling Indiana to improve bridges in the state with a new "internally cured" high-performance concrete.
World''s Most Powerful Engine Blazes Path for Space Launch System Advanced PropulsionStories 1 - 10 of 75
To help develop the nation''s future heavy lift rocket, NASA resurrected the world''s most powerful rocket engine ever flown -- the mighty F-1 that powered the Saturn V rocket-- and test fired its gas generator today at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.