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July 1, 2015

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July 1, 2015

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

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 — 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

June 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new technique to rapidly create multi-layered, self-assembled grids could transform the manufacture of high-tech coatings for anti-reflective surfaces, improved solar ... read more

Blue Light Sets the Beat in Biological Pacemaker

June 22, 2015 — Using optogenetics, researchers have established a new approach for pacing the heart and synchronizing its mechanical activity without a conventional electrical pacemaker. This finding could help ... read more

Destructive Power of Bubbles Could Lead to New Industrial Applications

June 22, 2015 — Cavitation bubbles can kill fish and damage boat propellers. Researcher say learning more about them could harness that power for industrial uses, like safer cleaning ... read more

June 22, 2015 — It may be significantly easier to design electronic components in future. Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of a compound of niobium and phosphorus increases enormously when ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Scientists built nanoscale mirrors to trap light around atoms inside of diamond crystals. The mirrored cavities allow light to bounce back and forth up to 10,000 times, enhancing the normally weak ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Using X-rays, scientists measured the ultrafast response of DNA nucleobases to UV light. They found that the UV excited state in the nucleobase thymine decays rapidly, harmlessly dissipating the ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Researchers have used ultra-short pulses of X-rays to film shock waves in diamonds. The study opens up new possibilities for studying the properties of materials. Thanks to the extremely bright and ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Brain surgery is famously difficult for good reason: When removing a tumor, for example, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope as they try to take out as much of the cancer as possible while keeping crucial ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Scientists have developed a fog chamber — one of the world’s largest — that meets the needs of the military, other government agencies and industry. The 180-foot long chamber provides a ... read more

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