Technology News

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 08:19

Robots for everyone. That's James McLurkin's dream, and as the director of a Rice University robotics lab, he's creating an inexpensive and sophisticated robot called the "R-one" to make the dream a reality.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:26

The year ahead will feature new and increasingly sophisticated means to capture and exploit user data, as well as escalating battles over the control of online information that threatens to compromise content and erode public trust and privacy.

Monday, October 10, 2011 - 11:24

Physicists have predicted that under the influence of sufficiently high electric fields, liquid droplets of certain materials will undergo solidification, forming crystallites at temperature and pressure conditions that correspond to liquid droplets at field-free conditions. This electric-field-induced phase transformation is termed electrocrystallization. The study, performed by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology, appears online and is scheduled as a feature and cover article in the 42nd issue of Volume 115 of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 18:49

Scientists at the University of Manchester have come one step closer to creating the next generation of computer chips using wonder material graphene.

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 19:34

University of Illinois physicists have experimentally demonstrated for the first time how three-dimensional conduction is affected by the defects that plague materials. Understanding these effects is important for many electronics applications.

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 13:48

According to Dr Chrysanthou, although they have carried out seven previous studies that show that their approach works, the technique is underexploited because the effect of the EMF on the microstructure of the steel is not yet fully understood.