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  1. A Smartphone And New Software Could Help Save Infants Born Preterm

    Worldwide, preterm birth is a leading cause of death for children under five-years-old. A new algorithm combined with a handheld, smartphone-based device could aid health care workers in remote locations to estimate degrees of prematurity for affected infants. Such information can be critical for administering life-saving treatments.

  2. Scientists Create Atomic Scale, 2D Electronic Kagome Lattice

    Scientists from the University of Wollongong (UOW), working with colleagues at China’s Beihang University, Nankai University, and Institute of Physics at Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully created an atomic scale, two-dimensional electronic kagome lattice with potential applications in electronics and quantum computing.

  3. Making X-Ray Microscopy 10 Times Faster

    Microscopes make the invisible visible. And compared to conventional light microscopes, transmission x-ray microscopes (TXM) can see into samples with much higher resolution, revealing extraordinary details

  4. A Major Step Toward Non-Viral Ocular Gene Therapy Using Laser And Nanotechnology

    In January 2009, the life of engineer Michel Meunier, a professor at Polytechnique Montréal, changed dramatically. Like others, he had observed that the extremely short pulse of a femtosecond laser (0.000000000000001 second) could make nanometre-sized holes appear in silicon when it was covered by gold nanoparticles.

  5. NRL Demonstrates New Nonmechanical Laser Steering Technology

    Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have recently demonstrated a new nonmechanical chip-based beam steering technology that offers an alternative to costly, cumbersome and often unreliable and inefficient mechanical gimbal-style laser scanners.

  6. Error Correction In The Quantum World

    "Here, at the bottom of this white container, are the circuits," explains Sebastian Krinner with obvious pride, after guiding the visitor through the large space of high-tech equipment. At the very back of the lab of the Quantum Device Lab, the physicist has set up his experiment - and here he will probably spend several hours working in the next few years

  7. Bending Light Around Tight Corners Without Backscattering Losses

    Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a device that can direct photons of light around sharp corners with virtually no losses due to backscattering, a key property that will be needed if electronics are ever to be replaced by light-based devices.

  8. EFFECT Photonics Completes Its Series-B Funding To Accelerate Production Ramp And To Fund The Next Wave Of Technology Development

    EFFECT Photonics, a leading developer of high performance DWDM optical components based on its optical System-on-Chip, recently announced the completion of its series-B funding round led by Innovation Industries.

  9. Metallic Nano-Particles Light Up Another Path Towards Eco-Friendly Catalysts

    Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology produced subnano-sized metallic particles that are very effective as catalysts for the oxidation of hydrocarbons. These catalysts can be as much as 50 times more effective than well-known Au-Pd bimetallic nanocatalysts.

  10. AdValue Photonics, Inc. Wins The American Ceramic Society's (ACerS) Corporate Technical Achievement Award

    AdValue Photonics, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) is highly honored to announce that they have been selected by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) as the winner of its 2018 Corporate Technical Achievement Award for the company's highly rare-earth doped silicate glass fibers