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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

Shedding Light on Rods: Novel Technique to Investigate the Activity of These Retinal Cells

May 5, 2015 — By using 'unusual' optic fibres in a novel fashion, an international team of researchers scrutinized the response to light of rods, the light-sensitive cells of the retina, and demonstrated ... read more

New Technologies Will Help Prevent Preterm Labor, Provide Safer Labor Process

Apr. 29, 2015 — Preventing preterm labor with light and inducing labor using a side effect-free drug are two new technologies based research that is heading to the ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research. The results indicate that light pollution from coastal communities, shipping and offshore infrastructure ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have developed an optical method for remotely measuring sound pressure inside a fully anechoic chamber which is the first to provide direct traceability to the SI base ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The secret desire of urban daydreamers staring out their office windows at the sad brick walls of the building opposite them may soon be answered thanks to transparent light shutters. A novel liquid ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed a method to improve the resolution of a conventional wide-field optical microscope. Scattered light usually reduces the resolution of conventional optical microscopes. The ... read more

When Mediated by Superconductivity, Light Pushes Matter Million Times More

Apr. 28, 2015 — When a mirror reflects light, it experiences a slight push. This radiation pressure can be increased considerably with the help of a small superconducting island. The finding paves a way for the ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. Researchers have now developed 3-D measurement techniques based on ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Riding in a helicopter or airplane can be a noisy experience for passengers. But researchers have developed a membrane that can be incorporated into aircraft to drastically reduce the low-frequency ... read more

Scientists Develop First Liquid Nanolaser

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser. And it's tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors, a unique and useful feature. The laser ... read more

Team Develops Faster, Higher Quality 3-D Camera

Apr. 24, 2015 — Inspired by the Microsoft Kinect and the human eye, scientists have developed an inexpensive 3-D camera that can be used in any environment to produce high-quality ... read more

Fast and Accurate 3-D Imaging Technique to Track Optically-Trapped Particles

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have developed a novel technique to precisely track the 3-D positions of optically-trapped particles having complicated geometry in high ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have shown that a laser-generated microplasma in air can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation. They demonstrate that an approach for generating terahertz waves using ... read more

Picture This: Graphene Brings 3-D Holograms Clearer and Closer

Apr. 24, 2015 — From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full-color, wide-angle, 3-D holographic images is moving ever closer to ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Thermal imaging, microscopy and ultra-trace sensing could take a quantum leap with a new technique. Scientists used quantum correlated beams of light to overcome the fundamental detection limit of ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — In atomic detail, researchers have outlined how a hypertension drug binds to a cellular receptor that plays a key role in regulating blood pressure. The results could help scientists design new drugs ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Albert Einstein tells us that clocks run slower the deeper they are in the gravitational potential well of a mass – the closer they are to a heavenly body, for example. This effect is described by ... read more

Metamaterials Shine Bright as New Terahertz Source

Apr. 22, 2015 — Metamaterials allow design and use of light-matter interactions at a fundamental level. An efficient terahertz emission from two-dimensional arrays of gold split-ring resonator metamaterials was ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — In the quantum world of light, being distinguishable means staying lonely. Only those photons that are indistinguishable can wind up in a pair, through what is called Hong-Ou-Mandel interference. ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Chemists have created a device that generates and detects terahertz waves over a wide spectral range with extreme precision, allowing it to be used as an unparalleled tool for measuring terahertz ... read more

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