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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Sensor Sees Nerve Action as It Happens

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new technique has been created to watch the brain's neurons in action with a time resolution of about 0.2 milliseconds -- a speed that is just fast enough to capture the action potentials in ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Using their state-of-the-art simulation facility, scientists are exploring the use of car driving simulators as tools for training and testing drivers in order to reduce road traffic accidents and ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — New research into the distribution of natural light and its level of exposure in historic buildings has been the focus of recent research. The work included imaging methods to measure where the ... read more

Breakthrough Allows Tracking of Single Molecules in 3-D With Nanoscale Accuracy

Nov. 23, 2015 — An innovative approach to calibrating high-tech microscopes enables researchers to track the movement of single molecules in 3-D at the nanoscale. Tracking how molecules move, form shapes and ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that macroscopic entanglement can be generated at room temperature and in a small magnetic ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Physicists have used ultracold atoms to imitate the behavior of electrons in a solid. Researchers have devised a new way to study the phenomenon of magnetism. Using ultracold atoms at near absolute ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures. Scientists have developed a new computed tomography method based on scattering of ... read more

Bringing the Chaos in Light Sources Under Control

Nov. 18, 2015 — Noise is an issue in optical telecommunications. And findings means of controlling noise is key to physicists investigating light-emitting diodes or lasers. Now, an Italo-Iraqi team has worked on a ... read more

New Discovery Provides New Opportunities for Chips

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new manufacturing method to create three-dimensional nanostructures has been uncovered by scientists. This revolutionary method enables large-scale production of photonic crystals that can capture ... read more

Quality Control of Quantum Simulators

Nov. 18, 2015 — An international team of scientists has proposed a new certification method that applies to photonic devices in which light quanta serve as the carriers of quantum ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Since the first laser was invented in 1960, they've always given off heat, either as a useful tool, a byproduct or a fictional way to vanquish intergalactic enemies. Researchers are the first to ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — The path toward an even faster internet has been hindered by energy consumption and cost per optical component. Researchers have designed a tunable filter -- an important component of high-capacity ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Pioneering new research could pave the way for miniaturized optical circuits and increased internet speeds, by helping accelerate the 'graphene ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Though they're not quite ready for boarding a lá "Fantastic Voyage," nanoscale submarines are proving themselves ... read more

Ultra-Short X-Ray Pulses Could Shed New Light on the Fastest Events in Physics

Nov. 16, 2015 — If you've ever been captivated by slow-motion footage on a wildlife documentary, or you've shuddered when similar technology is used to replay highlights from a boxing match, you'll ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Physicists have extended the theory of resonance fluorescence, a classic phenomenon in quantum optics, to 2D nanostructures that have novel light emission properties. The research has potential ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Einstein was wrong about at least one thing: There are, in fact, 'spooky actions at a distance,' as now proven by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Polymeric carbon nitride is an organic material with interesting optoelectronic properties. As an inexpensive photocatalyst, it can be used to facilitate water splitting using sunlight. Research has ... read more

Researchers Open 'Golden Window' in Deep Brain Imaging

Nov. 11, 2015 — The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a 'Golden Window' for deep brain imaging. This is a first for brain imaging, explain the authors of a new report on the ... read more

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