New quantum microphone could count sound particles

Physicists have developed a "quantum microphone" so sensitive it can measure individual particles of sound, called phonons. The device, developed through U.S. National Science Foundation-funded...

Electric cooker is an easy, efficient way to sanitize N95 masks

In a new study, researchers found owners of electric multi-cookers may be able to add another use to its list of functions: sanitization of...

This smartwatch could track drug levels in real time

Advance could help doctors choose the right drug at the right dose for the right person. Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and...

Scientists develop first electrically injected laser

Scientists have demonstrated the first electrically injected laser made with germanium tin. Used as a semiconducting material for circuits on electronic devices, the diode laser...

Why shaving dulls even the sharpest of razors

Human hair is 50 times softer than steel, yet it can chip away a razor's edge, a new study shows. Razors, scalpels, and knives are...

How thoughts could one day control electronic prostheses, wirelessly

Today's brain implants already connect the nervous system to electronic devices to help people with spinal cord injuries regain some motor control. But they...

People do not fully trust their smart home techs

Smart home technologies are marketed to enhance your home and make life easier. However, UK consumers are not convinced that they can trust the privacy...

Scientists find new way to speed heart failure diagnosis and treatment

In a new study, researchers found when people seek emergency care for shortness of breath, a routine electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) enhanced by artificial...

Scientists find novel way to improve performance of supercapacitors

Demand for integrated energy storage devices is growing rapidly as people rely more and more on portable and wireless electronics, and the global need...

Perovskite mineral is the future of solar energy cells, shows Cornell study

A solar cell made with perovskite, shown here, show promise as an energy-efficient, scalable and longer-lasting way to create solar panels. When it comes to...

Scientists create high-performing hybrid solar energy converter

In tests, the hybrid solar energy converter demonstrated 85.1% efficiency. Researchers project it to have a system levelized cost of 3 cents per kilowatt-hour. A...

Scientists discover a new class of semiconducting materials

Semiconductors are important materials in numerous functional applications such as digital and analog electronics, solar cells, LEDs, and lasers. Semiconducting alloys are particularly useful for...

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In a new study, researchers have designed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly. They...

Scientists find new method to kill COVID-19 virus on surfaces in 2 minutes

Surfaces contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, pose a grave threat to the safety of healthcare workers, patients, frontline responders, military service...

How you charge your smartphone could affect its battery life

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile...

New electric car battery could last for 1 million miles

A new lithium-ion battery for electric cars is safe, has high power, and can last for a million miles. Electric car batteries typically require a...
Scientists find a new way to harness the sun's energy

Scientists find a new way to harness the sun’s energy

In a new study, researchers have found a new way to harnesses the sun's energy to generate fuel while minimizing CO2 production. The research was...