With only $50 worth of components, an ordinary cellphone transforms into a sophisticated scientific instrument, capable of identifying chemicals, drugs, and pathogens. Scientists from Texas A&M have developed an extension to an ordinary cellphone that turns it into an instrument capable of detecting chemicals, drugs, biological molecules, and pathogens. The […]

Farm of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. Credit: Oxford Brookes University The now-familiar sight of traditional propeller wind turbines could be replaced in the future with wind farms containing more compact and efficient vertical turbines. New research from Oxford Brookes University has found that the vertical turbine design is far more […]

Cubic silicon carbide in water. Credit: Thor Balkhed/LiU One prospective source of renewable energy is hydrogen gas produced from water with the aid of sunlight. Researchers at LiU have developed a material, nanoporous cubic silicon carbide, that exhibits promising properties to capture solar energy and split water for hydrogen gas […]

Russian officials called the 23-year-old space station a ‘catastrophe’ waiting to happen, according to state TV. The International Space Station was launched into low Earth orbit in 1998. Russia’s space agency may withdraw from the station in the next four years, officials say. (Image credit: Roscosmos) The 23-year partnership between […]

DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is using a sophisticated cooling system to keep qubits – the heart of quantum computers – cold enough for scientists to study them for use in quantum computers. Credit: Image courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Quantum computing may revolutionize our ability to solve problems that […]

Symbolic representation of the chemical formula of the new polymer. Credit: Anatoliy A. Vereshchagin Moreover, it is safer in terms of potential fire hazards and has a lower environmental impact. It is difficult to imagine our daily life without lithium-ion batteries. They dominate the small format battery market for portable […]

Mauro Guillén, a professor of international management at the Wharton School answers the questions surrounding the sudden interest. Bitcoin stock surged earlier this month when Elon Musk electrified its prospects by pledging that Tesla, Inc. would soon take payment for its electric vehicles in the much heard about but little-known […]