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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

New Laser Spectroscopy Technique to Understand Atomic and Nuclear Structure of Radioactive Atoms

Feb. 23, 2017 — An international collaboration with research groups from five countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and Russia – have applyied high-resolution laser ionization of radioactive atoms in a ... read more

How to Build a Bio-Bot: Researchers Share Design and Development of Biological Machines

Feb. 19, 2017 — Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves -- or better yet, when prompted -- is more complicated than it ... read more

Researchers Replicate Nature's Ability to Reflect Light to Develop Innovative Materials

Feb. 17, 2017 — An innovative new technique has been developed to mimic one of nature's greatest achievements -- natural structural ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — An international team of scientists used an X-ray laser to determine the structure of an insect virus’s crystalline protein ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Research on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fiber ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new study presents a miniaturized camera inspired by the natural vision of predators such as eagles that captures images with a high central ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers report a new bilayer material, with each layer measuring less than one nanometer in thickness, that someday could lead to more efficient and versatile light ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Synchrotron beamlines and their instruments are built to harness the photon beam power of synchrotron radiation (SR), which has special properties -- ideally suited to providing detailed and accurate ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists have developed a method to obtain structural details on molecules in lipid membranes near gold nanoparticles. Their method, called SABERS, could help researchers who study drug delivery ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — A specially coated iron oxide nanoparticle could provide an alternative to conventional gadolinium-based contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In rare cases, the currently used ... read more

Extending VCSEL Wavelength Coverage to the Mid-Infrared

Feb. 14, 2017 — There are several important gases that are detectable with mid-infrared light, having wavelengths between 3-4 micrometers. Application-grade Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), however, ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A tiny, transparent device that fits into a contact lens can determine the speed of blood flow and oxygen metabolic rate at the back of the eye, helping to diagnose diseases such as macular ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — For the past several years, researchers have been developing a class of walking 'bio-bots' powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, a research group ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A non-invasive imaging technique has been developed that accurately detects skin cancer without surgical biopsy. Multiphoton microscopy of mitochondria accurately identified melanomas and basal cell ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A group of scientists has succeeded in their attempts to generate ultrashort terahertz light pulses. With lengths of just a few picoseconds, these pulses are ideally suited to spectroscopic ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Nearly one year ago today, the LIGO Collaboration announced the detection of gravitational waves, once again confirming Einstein's theory of General Relativity. This important discovery by the ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light, thanks to new LED arrays that can both emit and detect ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Physicists have cleared a further hurdle on the path to creating quantum computers: in a recent study, they present a method with which they can very quickly and precisely sort large numbers of ... read more

A New Sensitive and Stable Self-Powered Photodetector

Feb. 9, 2017 — Researchers have developed a self-powered photodetector that can be used in a wide range of applications such as chemical analysis, communications, astronomical investigations and much ... read more

Meta-Lenses Bring Benchtop Performance to Small, Hand-Held Spectrometer

Feb. 9, 2017 — Physicists have developed new hand-held spectrometers capable of the same performance as large, benchtop instruments. The researchers' innovation derives from their groundbreaking work in ... read more

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