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World's first white lasers demonstrated: More luminous, energy efficient than LEDs, white lasers look to be the future in lighting and Li-Fi, or light-based wireless communication

More luminous, energy efficient than LEDs, white lasers look to be the future in lighting and Li-Fi, or light-based wireless …

New optical chip can switch between states 90 billion times each second

Everybody knows that computer technology is getting better and better — the developments we’ve seen over the past twenty years are more than enough …

Duke University

Scientists make a transistor from a single molecule

You're looking at what could be not just one of the smallest semiconductor parts ever, but one of the smallest semiconductor parts <i>possible</i>. A worldwide research team has built a transistor that consists of a single copper phthalocyanine molecule, a dozen indium atoms and an indium arsenide backing …

Nanotech

Bangladeshi leads discovery of massless particle

A Bangladeshi physicist of Princeton University led an international team to the discovery of an elusive massless particle theorised 85 years ago.<p>The …

Army invents tiny solar cells that are cheaper, stronger

The U.S. military is where many new technologies get their start. So much of what we now see as standard tech was once being invented in a military …

These Wearable Glasses Lets Legally Blind People See Again

SmartSpecs are wearable glasses developed by Startup VA-ST using augmented reality so that visually impaired could see clearly once again.<p>A …

The world's thinnest light bulb was just made using graphene

A team of researchers has made strides in the world of low-energy illumination by passing an electric current through a piece of graphene, creating …

Google's new finger control technology is straight out of a science fiction movie

If Google has its way you won't need to touch a screen at all anymore.<p>The company's lab for advanced projects showed off new technology on Friday that lets users move their fingers in the air to control objects in the virtual world.<p>It's called Project Soli, and it uses radar waves to detect precise …

Computing at the speed of light with ultracompact beamsplitter

Engineers have developed an ultracompact beamsplitter -- the smallest on record -- for dividing light waves into two separate channels of …

Nanotech

Computing at the speed of light: Team takes big step toward much faster computers

University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices capable of speeds millions of …

Nanotech

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter that could revolutionize how we use energy

Most of the time, we can easily distinguish between a solid, liquid, and gas simply by using our eyes. But material scientists who study these three states as well as the more bizarre examples — like plasmas, colloids, and Bose-Einstein condensates— take a deeper look at the properties of each …

Breakthrough: NASA Confirms Electromagnetic Drive Produces Thrust in Vacuum

© Flickr / i be GINZ<p>Did NASA Mistakenly Create a Warp Field?<p>Scientists at Johnson Space Center, successfully tested the EM drive in a vacuum, …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've seen multiple attempts that approximate a 3D display, like a 2D image visible from all directions, but …

Graphene

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …