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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, ... read more

Scientists Develop a Semiconductor Nanocomposite Material That Moves in Response to Light

Oct. 17, 2016 — A revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material has been created that can be used in a variety of applications, including microscopic actuators and grippers for surgical robots, ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Physicists have successfully employed a powerful technique for studying electrons generated through singlet fission, a process which it is believed will be key to more efficient solar energy ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — The most efficient quantum cascade laser ever designed have now been created by researchers who have done it in a way that makes the lasers easier to manufacture. Quantum cascade lasers, or QCLs, are ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — With the rise in wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers that rely on smart sensors, and the continued popularity of smartphones, smart devices are taking our country by storm. Wireless ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Physicists have demonstrated a novel laser design based on synchronized emissions of light from the same type of atoms used in advanced atomic clocks. The laser could be stable enough to improve ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — The resolution of an optical system (like a telescope or a camera) is limited by the so-called Rayleigh criterion. An international team has broken this limit, showing that it is not a fundamental ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has demonstrated infrared imaging of an organic semiconductor known for its electronics capabilities, revealing key nanoscale details about the nature of its crystal features ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Less than a micrometer thin, bendable and giving all the colors that a regular LED display does, it still needs ten times less energy than a Kindle tablet. Sharing such a description, researchers ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers have described in great detail how to fabricate and use transparent graphene neural electrode arrays in applications in electrophysiology, fluorescent microscopy, optical coherence ... read more

Chemists Design Organic Molecules That Glow Persistently at Room Temperature

Oct. 13, 2016 — LEDs have inspired a new generation of electronics, but there is still work ahead if we want luminescent materials to consume less energy and have longer lifespans. Certain inorganic metals seem ... read more

Researchers Create 3-D Full-Color Holographic Images With Nanomaterials

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers are creating a new approach to reconstruct 3-D full-color holographic images by using just one layer of nanoscale metallic film. This work has a huge potential to change our daily lives ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Watching millions of neurons in the brain interacting with each other is the ultimate dream of neuroscientists. A new imaging method now makes it possible to observe the activation of large neural ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Researchers have recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen. The strength of the interaction between photons and a qubit was so large that it opens the door ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — Thanks to advances in high-speed cameras, imaging techniques and computer modeling, researchers are studying fragmenting explosives in ways that weren’t possible ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — In a breakthrough for future optical-electronic hybrid computers, scientists have developed an ultrafast technique that can track light and electrons as they travel through a nanostructured ... read more

Synchronizing Optical Clocks to One Quadrillionth of a Second

Oct. 11, 2016 — An international team of researchers has advanced their work with synchronizing a remote optical clock with a master clock by exploring what happens to time signals that need to travel through 12 ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — A team of researchers has used the shape of cicada wings as a template to create antireflective structures fabricated with one of the most intriguing semiconductor materials, titanium dioxide. The ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties. The device, which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial, operates through a unique mechanism ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have discovered qualitatively new states of a superconducting artificial atom dressed with virtual photons. The discovery was made using spectroscopic measurements on an artificial atom ... read more

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