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  1. Building ‘Invisible’ Materials With Light
    7/28/2014

    A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such as invisibility cloaks and cloaking devices.

  2. SPIE Leaders, Community Speak Out To Support Photonics R&D
    7/24/2014

    A request for information on possible new manufacturing institutes focused on light-based technologies has offered a valuable opportunity for the community to speak out on how the development of new photonics-based applications benefit the economy and society, say leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

  3. Chemist Develops X-ray Vision For Quality Assurance
    7/24/2014

    A DTU researcher has developed a method that uses X-rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder. The new technique has the capacity to recognize advanced biological molecules such as proteins. By Iben Julie Schmidt

  4. Unleashing The Power Of Quantum Dot Triplets
    7/24/2014

    Quantum Computers Have Yet To Materialise. Yet, Scientists Are Making Progress In Devising Suitable Means Of Making Such Computers Faster. One Such Approach Relies On Quantum Dots—A Kind Of Artificial Atom, Easily Controlled By Applying An Electric Field.

  5. New Mass Map Of A Distant Galaxy Cluster Is The Most Precise Yet
    7/24/2014

    Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before.

  6. NRL Nike Laser Achieves Spot In Guinness World Records
    7/24/2014

    A set of experiments conducted on the Nike krypton fluoride (KrF) laser at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) nearly five years ago has, at long last, earned the coveted Guinness World Records title for achieving "Highest Projectile Velocity" of greater than 1,000 kilometers per second (km/s), a speed equivalent to two-and-a-quarter million miles per hour.

  7. The Future Of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
    7/24/2014

    Next-generation approaches to the production of ultrashort flashes of laser light – the so-called third generation of femtosecond laser pulses – are stimulating further advances in the investigation of ultrafast processes in the realm of the microcosmos.

  8. Infrared Imaging Market: The Best Strategy To Survive
    7/24/2014

    Yole Développement released beginning of July the technology & market study, Uncooled Infrared Imaging Technology & Market. Under this analysis, the company confirms the uncooled thermal camera market downturn in 2013, with -5% CAGR.

  9. 5 Next-Generation Technologies For Positioning, Navigation, And Timing
    7/24/2014

    It is difficult to imagine the modern world without the Global Positioning System (GPS), which provides real-time positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data for countless military and civilian uses.

  10. Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets
    7/24/2014

    Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.

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