Spintronics and Straintronics – Enabled Circuit Promises Huge Power Savings

A team of researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University has invented the most power-friendly integrated circuit so far, by combining spintronics and straintronics. The circuit...

Fluorographene, The Thinnest Insulator Yet Discovered, Could Have Green Uses

Kostya Novoselov and Andre Geim from the University of Manchester, the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics, found that graphene, otherwise a good thermal and electrical conductor, has quite interesting insulating properties if combined with fluoride.

Ten Times Longer Battery Life Thanks to New Semiconductor Material

Novel methods and materials that can be used in building integrated circuits have the potential to reduce power, which would ultimately lead to extending...

Water Powered Alarm Clock Keeps Track of Time Using Only Tap Water

Do you usually take ages to pick the best birthday or graduation present for a friend? And does it become harder when this person...

Smartphone App Tracks Your Carbon Footprint, Gives You a NEST Thermostat If You Do...

Everywhere we read about carbon footprint, and people telling us that we have to do anything and everything possible to reduce it. However, a...

Smart Watch Made of Paper?

The smart watch is seen as the next big thing. That is why Samsung, LG, Sony and Pebble beat Apple to the punch in...

Einstein’s Refrigerator Using No Electricity/No Freon Revived at Oxford

It seems like Einstein did his best not only in quantum physics, but also in classic, immediately-helpful science. Back in the 1930's, helped by his friend Leo Szilard, he invented a refrigerator that used no electricity at all. Scientists from Oxford are struggling to revive his invention today.

Novacell – The Fast Pocket-Sized Solar Powered Universal Charger

A California based company called SunCore has developed a pocket-sized universal charger powered by solar energy. The new device dubbed Novacell is an external charger that will power mobile devices via a USB connection. It is able to recharge the majority of Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), iPods, GPS units, digital still and video cameras and other gadgets.

Wanna Charge Your Smartphone – Sweat It!

Isn't it sad when your phone bonks on you?  Thanks to a new device you don't need to lug around a bunch of power...

New Energy Generation Technology Can Harness Power From Body Movement

In a new report researchers from the University of Oulu in Finland revealed some ground breaking research. The material that they have been working...