Gizmag: Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have created a hybrid system of bacteria and semiconducting nanowires that mimics photosynthesis. According to the researchers, their versatile, high-yield system can take water, sunlight and carbon…
Technology Review: There is a shrine inside Hewlett-Packard’s headquarters in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. At one edge of HP’s research building, two interconnected rooms with worn midcentury furniture, vacant for decades, are carefully preserved. From these offices, William…
New Scientist: I FEEL a rush in my stomach as the cage drops and the pressure on my eardrums increases. I am travelling 2 kilometres underground in a metal box that will carry me to the front line in the search for…
Physics World: Physicists in Australia have produced further evidence that an excited state of the lambda baryon is a “subatomic molecule” – a meson and a nucleon that are bound together. While the physicists are not the first to suggest this exotic…
Photo: Derek B Leinweber/University of Adelaide
IEEE Spectrum: Last year, perovskites established themselves as the “next big thing” in photovoltaic materials, with energy conversion efficiency numbers reaching as high as 20 percent. Now researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have demonstrated that perovskites can produce high-efficiency, ultra small lasers….
Photo: Song Jin/University of Wisconsin-Madison
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