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2011-04-20 11:57:57

A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells.

2011-04-14 13:02:00

"Go60MPG" Sets Record Straight As Both New York Auto Show and DC EDTA Conference Near NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auto fuel efficiency is going up and high-MPG auto sales are surging today, but a handful of persistent myths continue to cloud the understanding of some policymakers and members of the general public, according to Go60MPG, a joint effort of Environment America, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Safe Climate...

2011-04-13 21:47:21

A newly discovered magnetic phenomenon could accelerate data storage by several orders of magnitude.

2011-04-01 01:12:47

Completing the story they started by creating synthetic magnetic fields,* scientists from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, have now made atoms act as if they were charged particles accelerated by electric fields.

2011-03-18 11:53:00

WARREN, Mich., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since he took delivery of his 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended-range capability in December, Mike DiPisa is averaging 231 miles per gallon of gasoline.

2011-03-11 00:00:29

KolverUSA is proud to introduce their PLUTO Series Push-to-Start electric torque screwdrivers.

2011-03-09 18:22:48

Tomorrow's nonvolatile memory devices – computer memory that can retain stored information even when not powered – will profoundly change electronics, and Cornell University researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and optimizing their performance.

2011-02-21 14:20:51

In research appearing in today’s issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology, Nongjian “NJ” Tao, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has demonstrated a clever way of controlling electrical conductance of a single molecule, by exploiting the molecule’s mechanical properties.

2011-01-25 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid month reports from the U.S. Energy Information Association confirm what your wallet already knows... that gas prices are on the rise across the United States.

2011-01-20 16:40:55

Electronics researchers love graphene.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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