The next-generation internet could come from above, with fleets of satellites delivering broadband to under-served areas of the world
A study of 30 major world economies reveals how worldwide internet use continues to expand to more than three billion users, but it also demonstrates also how this growth is being driven by mobile phones and social media, particularly in the developing…
(Phys.org) —Italian archeologist Savino di Lernia has published a Comment piece in the journal Nature, urging other archeologists to not abandon Libya during its time of war. He argues that too much is at stake and that much could be lost if researchers simply wait for the war to end.
Physicists often work unusual hours. You will find them running experiments at 4am and 10pm. This is because, so long as the pertinent conditions inside a lab – such as temperature or light level – are fixed, the outcome of an experiment should not depend on location of the lab in space or time.
This past April, Scott Olson touched down in Bangladesh to become the country’s first known storm chaser. On the other side of the world, back in Oklahoma, Tim Vasquez and a team of meteorologists worked tirelessly to put together accurate forecasts to…
A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and artificial intelligence systems, which will hel…
The University of Southampton is helping to develop new imaging technology to be used in the design, manufacture and maintenance for current and future generations of carbon composite aircraft.
Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón have developed a modular ventilation system for pitched roofs that solves the problem of heat accumulation by solar radiation under the roofs without the need for refrigeration. The patented system by the UJI is a passive and energy efficient solution for thermal conditioning of buildings. The module can be applied to restoration and rehabilitation of roofs, especially to those of historical value, and to new premises.
For most pet owners in the United States, spaying and neutering dogs and cats is an important way to benefit animals, their households and society.
Research at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered that a ‘slope’ on the ocean surface in the Strait of Gibraltar is lowering the sea level in Europe by 7cm. This research, published today in Geophysical Research Letters by Prof Chris Hu…
An international team of astronomers led from Chalmers University of Technology has used the giant radio telescope Lofar to create the sharpest astronomical image ever taken at very long radio wavelengths. Made by observing simultaneously from four countries, including Sweden, the image shows the glowing centre of the galaxy Messier 82 – and many bright remnants of supernova explosions.
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed a new fundamental particle which could explain why no one has managed to detect ‘Dark Matter’, the elusive missing 85 per cent of the Universe’s mass.
William & Mary chemist William McNamara is taking a “bio-inspired” approach to the world’s energy crisis by turning to nature’s very own chemical power plant: photosynthesis.
This image is from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.
Dr. Yossef Elabd, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has developed two fuel cell vehicle platforms for both present day enhancements and future innovation.
UConn researcher Bryan Huey has uncovered new information about the kinetic properties of multiferroic materials that could be a key breakthrough for scientists looking to create a new generation of low-energy, highly efficient, instant-on computers.
South Korea-based LG Chem continues to work on the potential of OLED technology. Tom Dawson, editor in chief of AndroidHeadlines, said, “LG has quickly become a name when it comes to flexible OLED displays and if there’s one company that can find a solution to use this sort of technology in everyday life, then it’s LG.” He said, “LG Chem has taken flexible OLED to a whole new level with new displays that can still be lit and be flexed in ways we never thought possible.” The company recently announced two milestones in their work on OLED lighting. First, they announced the completion of the R&D phase for a new plastic-based OLED light panel; second, they announced the start of manufacturing of a 320 x 320 mm OLED light panel. They said it is the world’s largest available in the market.
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