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  1. MIT’s Implantable Polymer Fibers Could Revolutionize Neural Prosthetics
    1/29/2015

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed new polymer fibers that are capable of transmitting multiple brain signals simultaneously, delivering drugs, and wirelessly recording brain functions. The new technology improves on many of the drawbacks encountered in traditional neural prosthetic devices.

  2. New Imaging Tech Nearly Quadruples Breast Cancer Detection In Dense Tissue
    1/28/2015

    Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a new method that nearly quadruples the detection rates of invasive breast cancers in dense breast tissue. The technique is called molecular breast imaging, and it could supplement existing mammograms with only minimal increases in radiation exposure.

  3. Cassini Catches Titan Naked In The Solar Wind
    1/28/2015

    Researchers studying data from NASA's Cassini mission have observed that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves much like Venus, Mars or a comet when exposed to the raw power of the solar wind.

  4. A New Instrument To Study The Extreme Universe - The X-Ray Polarimeter X-Calibur
    1/28/2015

    The (partly) assembled heart of the X-Calibur X-ray polarimeter. The X-ray beam enters the scattering slab (blueish glow) from the top.

  5. Nanoscale Mirrored Cavities Amplify, Connect Quantum Memories
    1/28/2015

    The idea of computing systems based on controlling atomic spins just got a boost from new research performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the U.S.

  6. Marktech Optoelectronics To Introduce Photo Detectors At Photonics West
    1/27/2015

    Marktech Optoelectronics is set to introduce its new line of photodetectors at the SPIE Photonics West Conference to be held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center February 7-12, 2015.

  7. WindTracer LIDAR System To Help Dubai Air Navigation Services Make Landings More Efficient
    1/27/2015

    Bayanat Airports Engineering & Supplies LLC, the leading airport solutions provider in the Middle East, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, has successfully commissioned and put in operation three WindTracer systems.

  8. The Laser Pulse That Gets Shorter All By Itself
    1/27/2015

    In a marathon, everyone starts at roughly the same place at roughly the same time. But the faster runners will gradually increase their lead, and in the end, the distribution of runners on the street will be very broad.

  9. Researchers Use Sound To Slow Down, Speed Up, And Block Light
    1/26/2015

    Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, the phenomenon of Brillouin Scattering Induced Transparency (BSIT), which can be used to slow down, speed up, and block light in an optical waveguide.

  10. New Pathway To Valleytronics
    1/26/2015

    A potential avenue to quantum computing currently generating quite the buzz in the high-tech industry is “valleytronics,” in which information is coded based on the wavelike motion of electrons moving through certain two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors.

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