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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015 — Physicists have found a radical new way confine electromagnetic energy without it leaking away, akin to throwing a pebble into a pond with no splash.The theory could have broad ranging applications ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Researchers are using high-performance computing to simulate the processes that take place during the first moments of photosynthesis. Using quantum mechanics as the basis, computer scientists, ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3-D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots -- called microfish -- that swim ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Scientists have caught a glimpse of the elusive toxic form of the Alzheimer's molecule, during its attempt to bore into the outer covering of a cell decoy, using a new method involving laser ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers in Japan successfully developed single-crystal phosphors that use a blue LD (laser diode) as an excitation light source, are suitable for ultra-bright, high-power white lighting, and have ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — A team of physicists has taken a step toward making the essential building block of quantum computers out of pure light. Their advance has to do with logic gates that perform operations on input data ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — The combination of ab-initio numerical experiments and theory shows that optical tunneling of an electron from an atom can occur ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — A professor has made the 'magic' sphere for information transfer. In several years our computers, nanoantennas and other kinds of equipment will operate on the base of photons, rather than ... read more

Next Generation of High Power Lasers Developed

Aug. 21, 2015 — Researchers are developing groundbreaking plasma based light amplifiers that could replace traditional high power laser ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Highly flexible, efficient white LEDs have been created with potential use in wearable displays and non-flat surfaces, such as curved and flexible television screens, scientists ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Chemists embed metallic nanoparticles into laser-induced graphene, turning it into a useful catalyst for fuel cell and other ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have sorted through the billions of subatomic particles that zip through its frozen cubic-kilometer-sized detector each year to gather powerful new ... read more

Lighting Up Cancer Cells to Identify Low Concentrations of Diseased Cells

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers have developed tiny nanocrystals that could be used in the next generation of medical imaging technologies to light up cancer ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Scientists have created a laser capable of generating ultrashort pulses of light even under extremely difficult external conditions. This unique combination of precision and resilience is due to the ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Advances in manufacturing technology for 'quantum dots' may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Highly efficient, light-emitting diodes could slash the world's electricity consumption. They are already sold in stores, but are expensive, and many of them give off 'harsh' light. ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a new laser cooling method, based upon the interference of matter waves, that could be used to cool ... read more

Breakthrough Optics Pave Way for New Class of Intriguing Technologies

Aug. 18, 2015 — A new class of fascinating technologies -- including optics in computing, telecommunications links and switches, and virtually any other optical component -- could be created simply by configuring a ... read more

Solar Cell Efficiency Could Double With Novel 'Green' Antenna

Aug. 18, 2015 — The use of solar energy in the US is growing, but panels on rooftops are still a rare sight. They cost thousands of dollars, and homeowners don't recoup costs for years. But scientists may have ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists have developed a brain-computer control interface for a lower limb exoskeleton by decoding specific signals from within the user's ... read more

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