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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

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

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. 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

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

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

Feb. 8, 2017 — Holographic atomic memory is the first device able to generate single photons on demand in groups of several dozen or more. The device, successfully demonstrated in practice, overcomes one of the ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Decreasing the emission linewidth from a molecule is one of the key aims in precision spectroscopy. One approach is based on cooling molecules to near absolute zero. An alternative way is to localize ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — The first flat lens that works within a continual bandwidth of colors, from blue to green, has now been developed by researchers. This bandwidth, close to that of an LED, paves the way for new ... read more

New Design Tools Bring Large-Area LED Products on the Market With Speed, Quality and Lower Costs

Feb. 8, 2017 — Novel LED light sources have been developed based on large, flexible and transparent substrates. An easy-to-customize LED foil suitable for mass production enables the introduction of the large area ... read more

Measuring Time Without a Clock

Feb. 8, 2017 — Scientists have been able to measure the ultrashort time delay in electron photoemission without using a clock. The discovery has important implications for fundamental research and cutting-edge ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have now improved mass spectrometry imaging in such a way that the distribution of molecules can also be visualized on rippled, hairy, bulgy or coarse surfaces. The source of the ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — Inspired by the hair of blue tarantulas, researchers have made a 3-D printed structural-colored material that has a viewing angle of 160 degrees, the largest of any synthetic structural colors ... read more

Research Pinpoints Promise of Polycrystalline Perovskites

Feb. 7, 2017 — A team of scientists has determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar ... read more

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