Technology News

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 11:17

By harnessing plasmonics to intensify light, engineers at Stanford have created an ultra-compact, nanoscale light source with research implications ranging from data communications to a better understanding of fundamental science.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:01

Researchers are developing a new type of computer memory that could be faster than the existing commercial memory and use far less power than flash memory devices.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 09:26

In the future when you upgrade your computer you may also be upgrading your wardrobe as researchers create novel new textiles that pull double-duty as fabrics and electronics.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 06:52

Cataloguing underground waterways, some of which extend for thousands of miles, has always been difficult—but scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, with colleagues from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the International Atomic Energy Agency, are mapping them with some unusual equipment: lasers and a rare isotope.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 06:12

A new “smart” window system has the unprecedented ability to inexpensively change from summer to winter modes, darkening to save air conditioning costs on scorching days and returning to crystal clarity in the winter to capture free heat from the sun, scientists are reporting. Their study appears in the journal ACS Nano.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 21:59

Novel use of CT scanning technology has allowed researchers at the University of Bristol to create a four-dimensional picture of how ants build their nests. Ant nests are some of the most remarkable structures in nature.  Their relative size is rivalled only by our own skyscrapers but there is no architect or blueprint.  Instead they are built collectively, through self-organization and the local interactions of ants with one another and their environment.  So, how do ants decide what and where to build?