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  1. New Fast, High-Load Hexapod For Motion Simulation, Stabilization, And Cancellation

    PI (Physik Instrumente) recently introduced the H-900KSCO hexapod, designed with dynamic motion in XYZ, pitch roll, and yaw. 6-axis parallel kinematics motion is perfected by PI hexapods delivering nanopositioning precision, high speed, and stability necessary to meet today’s demanding motion control applications.

  2. Researchers Create A First Frequency Comb Of Time-Bin Entangled Qubits

    Quantum mechanics, with its counterintuitive rules for describing the behavior of tiny particles like photons and atoms, holds great promise for profound advances in the security and speed of how we communicate and compute.

  3. Four Lasers Over Paranal

    ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile hosted an event to mark the first light for the four powerful lasers that form a crucial part of the adaptive optics systems on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

  4. Hybrid Nanoantennas – Next Generation Platform For Ultradense Data Recording

    A group of scientists from ITMO University has put forward a new approach to effective manipulation of light at the nanoscale based on hybrid metal-dielectric nanoantennas.

  5. Superfast Light Source Made From Artificial Atom

    All light sources work by absorbing energy – for example, from an electric current – and emit energy as light. But the energy can also be lost as heat and it is therefore important that the light sources emit the light as quickly as possible, before the energy is lost as heat.

  6. Flipping A Chemical Switch Helps Perovskite Solar Cells Beat The Heat

    Thin films of crystalline materials called perovskites provide a promising new way of making inexpensive and efficient solar cells.

  7. NREL Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-Suited For PV Systems

    Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.

  8. New Biomaterial Impedes Bacteria On Metal Surfaces

    Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed an innovative anti-biofilm coating, which has significant anti-adhesive potential for a variety of medical and industrial applications.

  9. Xenics At DCS: Xenics SWIR Technology Driving Flexible Innovations

    Xenics demonstrated its technology innovations for perimeter protection of sensitive public and industrial areas, focusing on its comprehensive portfolio of SWIR products at the SPIE DCS 2016. The focus is on SWIR technology innovation for the protection of sensitive public and industrial areas. New product introductions are the compact/low-cost SWIR camera module XSW-320 and the unique Bobcat-320-Gated for SWIR gated imaging applications.

  10. Gooch & Housego Announces Queen's Award For Enterprise: Innovation For Fiber-Q™

    The Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation, announced on April 21 on the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, was awarded to Gooch & Housego for their Fiber-Q. The Fiber-Q is an innovative and cost effective product for a range of laser modulation applications including defense and security, life and health sciences, and materials processing sectors.