Combined Rectifier and Antenna – Converts Light to DC Current

Using nanometer-scale components, researchers have demonstrated the first optical rectenna, a device that combines the functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode to convert light directly into DC current.

“A rectenna is basically an antenna coupled to a diode, but when you move into the optical spectrum, that usually means a nanoscale antenna coupled to a metal-insulator-metal diode”

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Earth-like planets around small stars likely have protective magnetic fields, aiding chance for life

A planet’s magnetic field emanates from its core and is thought to

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics

deflect the charged particles of the stellar wind, protecting the atmosphere from being lost to space. Magnetic fields, born from the

cooling of a planet’s interior, could also protect life on the surface from harmful radiation, as Earth’s magnetic field protects us. Continue reading Earth-like planets around small stars likely have protective magnetic fields, aiding chance for life

India’s First multi-wavelength space observation satellite

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced that it is now ready to launch its first astronomy satellite ASTROSAT.

ASTROSAT
ASTROSAT (space observation satellite)

The agency said that the satellite will blast off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, at 10 AM on Monday, Sept. 28, onboard PSLV-C30, which will carry the satellite into a 650 km (404 miles) orbit.

Astrosat is capable of conducting observations in Ultraviolet (UV), optical, low and high energy X-ray wavebands all at the same time. Continue reading India’s First multi-wavelength space observation satellite

Introducing the world’s first 4K smartphone

Imagine the best of Sony TV technologies delivered in a smartphone. A super-vivid and sharp display, right in the palm of your hand.

Xperia Z5 Premium
Xperia Z5 Premium

Meet Xperia Z5 Premium. With a 4K Ultra HD display, this 5.5” smartphone packs in four times the resolution of Full HD for an unrivalled viewing experience. Continue reading Introducing the world’s first 4K smartphone

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is an upcoming open world tactical shooter video game in development by Ubisoft Paris and is set to be published by Ubisoft in 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


Wildlands is a new game in the Ghost Recon franchise. Take on free form missions in a massive open world It’s a 4-player, open world game. Continue reading Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Mass Effect once again

Mass Effect Andromeda is an upcoming RPG adventure from Bioware.Teased since 2012, the new Mass Effect previewed at E3 2015 during the EA press conference and was confirmed for release holiday 2016. 

It’s already confirmed that Andromeda takes place far from the places we’ve become familiar with. So what does Bioware have planned for the new Mass Effect? In 2013 BioWare confirmed that the game will not star Commander Shepard, the main character of the original trilogy of games. Continue reading Mass Effect once again