Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research in Japan have uncovered the origin of surface electromagnetic waves.
A new design increases the amount of sunlight that a solar absorber can convert into heat. The novel solar absorber could be used to make solar technology more efficient and affordable. The discovery is the result of a partnership between the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
A team of electrical engineers from the University of Utah have developed microscopic assemblies that use light to transmit information and were produced using an inexpensive inkjet printer.