Category Archives: Technology

Hydrogen fuel cell car that goes on sale in 2016

Credit: Honda

The Honda FCV, next-generation zero-emissions concept, made its North American debut in Detroit on January 12, 2015.  The next evolution in dynamic FCV styling, the concept vehicle features a low and wide aerodynamic body with clean, flowing lines. A new, more compact powertrain allows for more passenger room inside the vehicle, striking an elegant balance

2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Super-resolved fluorescence microscopy

The principle of STED microscopy and the principle of single-molecule microscopy.
Credit: Illustration © Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig of Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA; Stefan W. Hell of Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany; and William E. Moerner of

LED Lights Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Physics -2014

From left, Meijo University Prof. Isamu Akasaki, 85, Nagoya University Prof. Hiroshi Amano, 54, Meijo and Shuji Nakamura, 60, of the University of California at Santa Barbara, U.S.A.  Credit: AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT. Source:

This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. With the advent of LED

First water-based nuclear battery


From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time using a water-based solution, researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could

New Synthetic spider silk for super hero’s suit

Super Hero

“Stronger Than Steel“ Spider silk of fantastical, superhero strength is finally speeding toward commercial reality — at least a synthetic version of it is. The material, which is five times stronger than steel, could be used in products from bulletproof vests to medical implants, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).  Stronger Than Steel

Researchers develop algorithm to rapidly track down malicious cyber content

Cyber attack

In our brave new world, traditional warfare is now inextricably linked to economic and cyber warfare. In just one example, cyber strikes have the potential to derail a nation’s power grid, causing widespread damage, chaos, and loss of life. That’s why surveillance programs must keep one step ahead of the perpetrators to secure civilian networks,

A battery slightly larger than a long grain of rice

Scientists have created a microbattery that packs twice the energy compared to current microbatteries used to monitor the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. The battery, a cylinder just slightly larger than a long grain of rice, is certainly not the world’s smallest battery, as engineers have created