Commercial silicon-based solar cells - such as those seen on the roofs of houses across the country - operate at about 20% efficiency for converting the Sun's rays into electrical energy. It's taken over 20 years to achieve that rate of efficiency.
Much like Ford, Audi is choosing a leading consumer electronics trade event instead of the upcoming Detroit Auto Show to unveil a plug-in hybrid concept. The German automaker will reveal next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the Audi Sport quattro lasterlight concept.
Once a James Bond fantasy, diamond-based lasers are now becoming a reality.
Two US scientists say they've come up with a method of deflecting or destroying asteroids that could have dealt with last Friday's in less than an hour.
Taking advantage of laser light's ability to gently push and pull microscopic particles, researchers have created what they're calling the world's smallest wrench.
Scientists have developed a new laser technique to measure the weight and size of dinosaurs - and found they were much lighter than previously thought.
Solar power collected in space could ultimately be tapped to provide the renewable energy of the future.
Scottish engineers have come up with a new way of dealing with asteroids that threaten the Earth - firing lasers at them from a swarm of small satellites flying in formation.
Austrian scientists say they've developed a way of using a laser to sniff out explosives from more than 100 meters away.
Scientists say they've developed a laser that can detect roadside bombs - the biggest killers of colaition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Spark plugs have powered internal combustion engines for 150 years. Leave it to the Japanese to develop a way to replace spark plugs with lasers.
Do you like lasers and the Internet? Then you’ll be excited about a new laser device created at the University of Central Florida that could improve high-speed computing and the Internet.
Lasers could be used to deflect asteroids on potential collision courses with Earth, according to a new study.
General Motors (GM) is developing a HUD (Head-Up Display) system to project images generated by compact ultra violet lasers directly onto the windshield of a vehicle.