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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

Pixel-Array Quantum Cascade Detector Paves the Way for Portable Thermal Imaging Devices

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new 'cooler' sensing instrument thereby increasing energy, efficiency and enhancing mobility for diagnostic testing. The new portable, field-friendly, ... read more

July 26, 2016 — t's an age-old astronomical truth: To resolve smaller and smaller physical details of distant celestial objects, scientists need larger and larger light-collecting mirrors. This challenge is not ... read more

Improving Internet With Mid-Wavelength Infrared

July 26, 2016 — A novel phototransistor device could make the Internet faster and cheaper by replacing near-infrared wavelengths with mid-wavelength infrared, say ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have nearly doubled the continuous output power of a type of laser, called a terahertz quantum cascade laser, with potential applications in medical imaging, airport security and more. ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Any picture or text could be inkjet-printed as a solar cell, using a newly developed technology. When light is absorbed in an ordinary ink, it generates heat. A photovoltaic ink, however, coverts ... read more

Streetcar Tracks Increase Risk of Bike Crashes

July 26, 2016 — One-third of bike crashes in Toronto's downtown involved the city's streetcar tracks, according to a new study that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to ... read more

Enhancing Molecular Imaging With Light

July 25, 2016 — A new technology platform is able to image molecules at the nanoscale with ... read more

July 25, 2016 — How spider silk transmits phonons -- quanta of sound -- could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat, according to ... read more

Building a Moebius Strip of Good Vibrations

July 25, 2016 — Physicists have created something similar to a Moebius strip of moving energy between two vibrating objects, opening the door to novel forms of control over waves in acoustics, laser optics, and ... read more

'Exceptional Points' Give Rise to Counterintuitive Physical Effects

July 25, 2016 — No matter whether it is acoustic waves, quantum matter waves or optical waves of a laser -- all kinds of waves can be in different states of oscillation, corresponding to different frequencies. ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Scientists are developing more highly sensitive devices for the detection of biological and chemical ... read more

July 22, 2016 — A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers. In this case, doping refers to ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per ... read more

July 21, 2016 — The Askaryan Radio Array team recently published a performance review of the first two stations to come online, showing great potential for the detector to push forward understanding of the cosmos ... read more

New Probe Developed for Improved High Resolution Measurement of Brain Temperature

July 20, 2016 — Scientists have created a new optical fiber-based probe capable of making pinpoint brain temperature measurements in moving lab ... read more

Minimally Traumatic and Inexpensive Ceramic Laser Scalpel

July 20, 2016 — The newly created technology shows an effectiveness more than twice as high as any of the previously developed solid state lasers.Another important feature of this laser is that the generated light ... read more

July 19, 2016 — In an advance that could one day make light-based wireless communications ubiquitous, researchers have demonstrated a conceptually new approach for detecting optical communication signals traveling ... read more

July 18, 2016 — In a find that could transform some of the world's most energy-intensive manufacturing processes, researchers have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists have now successfully applied concepts of classical ... read more

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