A group of teenaged students from Cambridge, Ont., is hunting for new subatomic particles at the home of the world's largest atom smasher this week. They hope to turn up what particle physics PhDs have been unable find after decades of searching.
Renewable energy may have a cybersecurity problem. At the recent BlackHat security conference, researchers found that it was possible to hack into the software that controls many wind farms, and potentially take the turbines hostage. Now it looks like solar panels are vulnerable, too.
China might not have the lead in research but its application of secure networks is leading the way.
Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.
Ora’s technology uses graphene, a ‘wonder material’ that has yet to fulfill its promise
Formula would also be noncombustible and work in cold weather.
A new nanotechnology tool could help fuse the spinal cords of a head to its new body.
Harnessing the power of the Sun.
In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous.
A team of researchers won a NASA Invention of the Year Award for a new process creating boron nitride nanotubes, a promising new material that could help NASA on its journey to Mars.
Thanks to an ambitious effort at Google, quantum computing may become a reality within the next two or three years.
Researchers working in the Netherlands have developed an atomic-scale rewritable data-storage device capable of packing 500 terabits onto a single square inch. Incredibly, that's enough to store every book written by humans on a surface the size of a postage stamp.