As solar and wind gain wider use, rapid advances in climate forecasting could save money for utilities and ratepayers.
Unlike conventional semiconductors, graphene cannot be switched off, a problem that threatens to scupper its use in future generations of transistors. Now physicists think they’ve found a solution.
The discovery of an ultimate speed limit for birds flying through forest clutter could help shape the design of future autonomous aerial vehicles.
The company that began as a source of genealogical data now hopes to marry that information with DNA data—and sell it for research.
A novel fuel-injection system achieves 64 miles per gallon.
Oculus reveals its first consumer virtual-reality headset, Oculus Rift, and hand controls for interacting with digital objects and making gestures.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
Using lime to scrub carbon dioxide from power plant smokestacks could cut emissions efficiently and cheaply.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on mercury and other toxins could help the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
The electrodes in a cochlear implant can be used to direct gene therapy and regrow neurons.