New photodetector is a shining light
Ultra-thin prototype can see the full spectrum.
Australian engineers appear to have raised the bar for photodetector technology, developing a device that is incredib...
The fisheye lens goes flat and wide
Panoramas possible with a single piece of glass.
Fisheye lenses let photographers take panoramic views in a single shot but, because they are made from multiple piece...
Helping keep computer chips cool
Integrated system proves effective and power-efficient.
When it comes to computer chips, smaller is better. Manufacturers are continually trying to shrink their size and pac...
To be safe in a crowd, be like a locust
Engineers inspired to design new collision-avoidance device.
US engineers are trying to develop a low-power collision detector for robots, drones and even self-driving cars that ...
Build it like an earwig wing
Insect-inspired fans offer wide-ranging applications.
When you marvel over inspirational things in nature, the earwig (Proreus simulans) doesn’t tend to come to mind. A gr...
Researchers claim an internet speed record
Fastest from one optical chip, thanks to a micro-comb.
Australian researchers say they have successfully tested and recorded the world's fastest internet speed from a singl...
Thank Valdemar Poulsen for your music collection
The telegraphone made all formats possible.
In homes today people might possess recordings in a dozen different formats, from vinyl platters playable at various ...
Diamonds may shine in energy storage
Australian researchers propose a new approach.
Australian researchers have proposed the design of a new carbon nanostructure made from bundles of diamond nanothread...
Traffic jams mapped using contagion model
Researchers test their idea using data from three continents.
Is this a case of a scientific paper that hits the right notes and gets a run in the mainstream? Perhaps not – but...
The potential of ‘sewage-enhanced’ slag
It may make for stronger concrete.
It may not be much to look at, but this image could illustrate a potential win-win if Australian researchers are on t...
Now that’s an all-weather structure
From sun to storm surge, with just a tilt.
US engineers are taking a novel approach to storm surge readiness, attempting to incorporate both aesthetics and adap...
Who creates the world? Engineers
Engineers need to represent the people they build for.
We don’t often stop to think how amazing it is that clean water flows from our taps, a toilet flushing magically take...