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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip ... read more

June 29, 2015 — The human retina contains some 100 million photoreceptor cells. When these are stimulated with light, they communicate that information to the brain and we perceive light. Researchers have now ... read more

Highly-Precise Comparison of Mercury and Strontium Optical Lattice Clocks

June 29, 2015 — Scientists have developed a mercury-based optical lattice clock and measured the mercury clock frequency using the same group's recently developed strontium-based optical lattice clock as a ... read more

June 27, 2015 — A photoprotective mechanism in cyanobacteria is triggered by an unprecedented, large-scale movement from one location to another of the carotenoid pigment within the Orange Carotenoid Protein, ... read more

Opening a New Route to Photonics

June 27, 2015 — A technique for effectively controlling pulses of light in closely packed nanoscale waveguides -- an essential requirement for ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry -- has ... read more

June 27, 2015 — Research could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors. Scientists detail how they developed a method to change the electronic properties of materials in a way that will ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Scientists have created a new method for generating a 2D semiconducting material that could one day replace silicon in electronics. The demand for a silicon material aided the discovery of graphene, ... read more

The Quantum Spin Hall Effect Is a Fundamental Property of Light

June 25, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated that the quantum spin Hall effect -- an effect known to take place in solid state physics -- is also an intrinsic property of ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have made a crucial step toward nuclear spintronic technologies. They have gotten nuclear spins to line themselves up in a consistent, controllable way, and they have done it using a ... read more

June 24, 2015 — LEDs made from nanowires will use less energy and provide better light, scientists suggest. The researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and with this method they can pinpoint exactly how ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Inspired by octopuses and chameleons, researchers have developed technique for using a metallic nanostructure to create the first full-color, flexible display so thin it could be used to create ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have developed a 3D gap-plasmon antenna which can focus light into a few nanometers wide ... read more

Nanostructure Design Enables Pixels to Produce Two Different Colors Depending on Polarization of Incident Light

June 24, 2015 — Through precise structural control researchers have encoded a single pixel with two distinct colors and have used this capability to generate a three-dimensional stereoscopic ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Scientists can image the optical properties of individual nanoparticles with a novel ... read more

Using Lasers to See the Shape of Molecules

June 24, 2015 — Scientists have created a new technique for resolving the orbits of multiple molecular orbitals, a previously impossible ... read more

New Technique to Accurately Detect 'Handedness' of Molecules in a Mixture

June 24, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ability to rapidly, reliably and simultaneously identify the 'handedness' of different molecules in a ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Physicists have found a way to control the length and strength of waves of atomic motion called polaritons that have promising potential uses such as fine-scale imaging and the transmission of ... read more

June 23, 2015 — The terahertz range is one of the last sections of the electromagnetic spectrum -- which extends from radio waves through optical applications right up to X-ray radiation -- that is still rarely used ... read more

June 23, 2015 — A growing interest in thermoelectric materials -- which convert waste heat to electricity -- and pressure to improve heat transfer from increasingly powerful microelectronic devices have led to ... read more

June 23, 2015 — A new approach to realizing color displays breaks away from the RGB construct and provides a rich palette of colors at each mirror-pixel ... read more

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