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A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a new method for using lasers to create tiny lattice waves inside silicon crystals that can encode quantum information. (2019-06-19)
Researchers see around corners to detect object shapes
Computer vision researchers have demonstrated they can use special light sources and sensors to see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling them to reconstruct the shapes of unseen objects. (2019-06-19)
Photovoltaic nanotubes
Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. (2019-06-19)
A new force for optical tweezers awakens
When studying biological cells using optical tweezers, one main issue is the damage caused to the cell by the tool. (2019-06-18)
Cool halo gas caught spinning like galactic disks
A group of astronomers from University of California, Santa Barbara has discovered cool halo gas spinning in the same direction as galactic disks in typical star-forming galaxies. (2019-06-18)
Hubble sets sights on an explosive galaxy
When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, they light up the cosmos with bright, explosive bursts of light and material known as supernovae. (2019-06-14)
FEFU scientists to broaden ideas about reactive sintering of transparent ceramics
Green bodies' porous structure, i.e. mesostructure, affects dramatically the functional parameters of the optical ceramics obtained by reactive sintering. (2019-06-13)
New record: 3D-printed optical-electronic integration
In this work, researchers demonstrate an electrically modulated microlaser module on a 3D-integrated microsystem composed of a dye-doped polymeric microcavity and an underneath microscale electrical heating circuit. (2019-06-13)
Laser trick produces high-energy terahertz pulses
A team of scientists from DESY and the University of Hamburg has achieved an important milestone in the quest for a new type of compact particle accelerator. (2019-06-13)
X and gamma rays --Even more powerful
International group of researchers including scientists from Skoltech have invented a new method for the generation of intense X and gamma-ray radiation based on Nonlinear Compton Scattering. (2019-06-13)
Rutgers scientist creates 'virtual biopsy' device to detect skin tumors
Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new 'virtual biopsy' device that can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. (2019-06-13)
NASA's Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts
For 10 years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe's most luminous explosions. (2019-06-13)
Sensitive, noninvasive platform detects circulating tumor cells in melanoma patients
Scientists have created a laser-based platform that can quickly and noninvasively screen large quantities of blood in patients with melanoma to detect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) -- a precursor to deadly metastases. (2019-06-12)
Inexpensive, simple fabrication method poised to expand microlens applications
A growing number of applications, including smartphone cameras, depend on microlenses to boost performance. (2019-06-12)
Tiny light box opens new doors into the nanoworld
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a completely new way of capturing, amplifying and linking light to matter at the nanolevel. (2019-06-11)
The circadian-hypoxia link in cardioprotection
Throughout the evolutionary time, all organisms and species on Earth evolved with an adaptation to consistent oscillations of sunlight and darkness, now recognized as circadian rhythm. (2019-06-11)
Light energy and biomass can be converted to diesel fuel and hydrogen
A research group led by Professor WANG Feng at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a method to produce diesel fuel and hydrogen by exploiting light energy (solar energy or artificial light energy) and biomass-derived feedstocks. (2019-06-10)
Exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping and women's weight
Exposure to artificial light at night, especially sleeping with a light or television on in the room, was associated with increased risk of weight gain and overweight and obesity among a large group of women studied. (2019-06-10)
Multicolored light twists in new knotted ways
ICFO researchers report on the discovery of a new type of optical singularity with the topology of a knot. (2019-06-10)
Powerful lasers for fragile works of art
Protecting artworks from the effects of aging requires an understanding of the way materials alter over time. (2019-06-10)
NIST infrared frequency comb measures biological signatures
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have demonstrated a compact frequency-comb apparatus that rapidly measures the entire infrared band of light to detect biological, chemical and physical properties of matter. (2019-06-07)
Manipulating nanoscale light in nanocavity of scanning tunneling microscope junctions
Manipulating nanoscale light in scanning tunneling microscope junctions is attained by nanofabrication of gold tips using a focused ion beam technique. (2019-06-06)
Organic electronics: a new semiconductor in the carbon-nitride family
Teams from Humboldt-Universit├Ąt and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have explored a new material in the carbon-nitride family. (2019-06-06)
Probing semiconductor crystals with a sphere of light
Tohoku University researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. (2019-06-06)
As hot as the sun's interior
Physicists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) have developed a new method for producing plasma, enabling them to deal with some of the problems that stand in the way of this extremely difficult process. (2019-06-05)
Researchers from IKBFU find out how to strengthen coastal zones of Baltic Sea
Reconstruction and strengthening of coastal zones are the key issues of many industries that are oriented in the seaside tourism. (2019-06-05)
Using physics to print living tissue
3D printers can be used to make a variety of useful objects by building up a shape, layer by layer. (2019-06-04)
UV light may illuminate improvements for next generation electronic devices
NITech scientists have developed the method to make sure the mechanisms to connect between the two-dimensional layer of atoms and the semiconductors as perfect as possible, which will lead to develop novel optoelectronic devices. (2019-06-04)
Accurate probing of magnetism with light
Probing magnetic materials with extreme ultraviolet radiation allows to obtain a detailed microscopic picture of how magnetic systems interact with light -- the fastest way to manipulate a magnetic material. (2019-06-03)
Sensitive new laser technique detects volatile organic compounds
Researchers have developed a new way of operating miniature quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) to rapidly measure the absorption spectra of different organic molecules in the air simultaneously. (2019-06-03)
Organic laser diodes move from dream to reality
Researchers from Japan have demonstrated that a long-elusive kind of laser diode based on organic semiconductors is indeed possible, paving the way for the further expansion of lasers in applications such as biosensing, displays, healthcare, and optical communications. (2019-05-31)
Flexible generators turn movement into energy
Rice University researchers produce triboelectric nanogenerators with laser-induced graphene. The flexible devices turn movement into electrical energy and could enable wearable, self-powered sensors and devices. (2019-05-31)
A new way to predict complications after larynx cancer surgery
A technique that illuminates blood flow during surgery predicted which head and neck cancer patients were likely to have issues with wound healing. (2019-05-31)
Physicists create stable, strongly magnetized plasma jet in laboratory
A team of scientists has for the first time created a particular form of coherent and magnetized plasma jet that could deepen the understanding of the workings of much larger jets that stream from newborn stars and possibly black holes. (2019-05-31)
Scientists engineer unique 'glowing' protein
Biophysicists from MIPT and their colleagues from France and Germany have created a new fluorescent protein. (2019-05-30)
Laser technique could unlock use of tough material for next-generation electronics
Researchers used a laser technique to permanently stress graphene into a structure that allows the flow of electric current, which is necessary for the material to be useful for next-generation electronics. (2019-05-30)
Experiments and calculations allow examination of boron's complicated dance
In a study that combines groundbreaking experimental work and theoretical calculations, researchers at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists in Germany and Poland, have determined the nuclear geometry of two isotopes of boron. (2019-05-30)
New substance can form in the OA process of crystal growth, new study reveals
Chinese scientists from the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP) under the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Scienceshave revealed that a new substance can form during the oriented attachment (OA) process of crystal growth, which may shed new light on the microscopic mechanism of crystal growth. (2019-05-29)
Light at night is harmful for amphibians, new research shows
Light at night might be convenient for humans, but it's having a detrimental effect on amphibian populations, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-05-28)
Copenhagen researchers break quantum limit in precision of force and position measurements
Researchers of the Schliesser Lab at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have pushed the precision of force and position measurements into a new regime. (2019-05-28)
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