Current Headlines

  1. New Fast, Precise And Compact Micro-Translation Stage For Single And Multi-Axis Precision Positioning
    8/24/2016

    PI recently released a low-profile motorized positioning stage – the M-122 – with a very small footprint of 60x86mm and a travel range of 25mm. This stage is best suited for research and industrial applications including fiber alignment, metrology, quality assurance testing, photonics packaging, test equipment, and micromachining.

  2. Quantum Network Of Atomic Clocks Could Enhance GPS, Gravitational Wave Detection
    8/22/2016

    Physicists have devised a new method to create a quantum network of atomic clocks consisting of ensembles of hundreds of entangled atoms. This network, they claim, is significantly more stable and accurate than existing atomic clocks, and has several critical applications, including the detection of gravitational waves.

  3. 2D Graphene Photodetectors Offer Path To Novel Optoelectronics
    8/19/2016

    A novel way to detect and harvest low-energy photons using heterostructures made of 2D materials and graphene may overcome the limitations of conventional semiconductor devices, and could lead to greater speed and efficiency in optoelectronic applications.

  4. OVEN Industries’ Reveals Its 5R7-001 Temperature Controller Finds Its Way Into Customer’s High Efficiency Chilling Device
    8/18/2016

    Custom Chill is a Philadelphia based designer and manufacturer of state of the art thermoelectric chillers. Based on solid state cooling technology, Custom Chill’s chillers have been designed and manufactured with the highest performance and customer satisfaction in mind.

  5. New: Compact Micro-Translation Stage For Single And Multi-Axis Precision Positioning Is Fast And Precise
    8/18/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente), a top provider of precision motion control and positioning solutions for more than 4 decades, has released a low-profile motorized positioning stage – the M-122 – with a very small footprint of 60x86mm and a travel range of 25mm, best suiting it for research and industrial applications including fiber alignment, metrology, quality assurance testing, photonics packaging, test equipment, and micromachining.

  6. UCLA Physicists Discover ‘Apparent Departure From The Laws Of Thermodynamics’
    8/18/2016

    According to the basic laws of thermodynamics, if you leave a warm apple pie in a winter window eventually the pie would cool down to the same temperature as the surrounding air.

  7. Natural Scale Caterpillar Soft Robot Is Powered And Controlled With Light
    8/18/2016

    Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, using the liquid crystal elastomer technology, originally developed in the LENS Institute in Florence, demonstrated a bioinspired micro-robot capable of mimicking caterpillar gaits in natural scale.

  8. X-Ray Optics On A Chip
    8/18/2016

    Waveguides are widely used for filtering, confining, guiding, coupling or splitting beams of visible light. However, creating waveguides that could do the same for X-rays has posed tremendous challenges in fabrication, so they are still only in an early stage of development.

  9. Can NSF Researchers Break The Laws Of Physics?
    8/17/2016

    Nine engineering-led interdisciplinary teams of researchers from 17 institutions across the United States are attempting to defy the laws of classical physics with potentially groundbreaking optical and acoustic studies funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  10. Attosecond Science Opens New Avenues In Femtochemistry
    8/17/2016

    Attosecond Science is a new exciting frontier in contemporary physics, aimed at time-resolving the motion of electrons in atoms, molecules and solids on their natural timescale.