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  1. Materials Processing Tricks Enable Engineers To Create New Laser Material
    7/19/2018

    By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new laser material that is capable of emitting ultra-short, high-power pulses—a combination that could potentially yield smaller, more powerful lasers with superior thermal shock resistance, broad tunability and high-duty cycles.

  2. World-First Program To Stop Hacking By Supercomputers
    7/19/2018

    Dr Joseph Liu has devised a world-first algorithm that can thwart digital attacks from supercomputers.

  3. A Physics Treasure Hidden In A Wallpaper Pattern
    7/19/2018

    An international team of scientists has discovered a new, exotic form of insulating material with a metallic surface that could enable more efficient electronics or even quantum computing.

  4. Researchers Move Closer To Completely Optical Artificial Neural Network
    7/19/2018

    Researchers have shown that it is possible to train artificial neural networks directly on an optical chip. The significant breakthrough demonstrates that an optical circuit can perform a critical function of an electronics-based artificial neural network and could lead to less expensive, faster and more energy efficient ways to perform complex tasks such as speech or image recognition.

  5. Light-Controlled Polymers Can Switch Between Sturdy And Soft
    7/18/2018

    MIT researchers have designed a polymer material that can change its structure in response to light, converting from a rigid substance to a softer one that can heal itself when damaged.

  6. Universal Laser Systems Expands Its Materials Database With 3M, Victrex And Dexmet Materials
    7/18/2018

    Universal Laser Systems (ULS) announces the addition of 3M, Victrex and Dexmet materials to its materials database, the most extensive repository of laser material processing parameters for materials in the range of 10 watts to 500 watts.

  7. World’s Most Efficient Semiconductor Material For Thermal Management
    7/18/2018

    Working to address “hotspots” in computer chips that degrade their performance, UCLA engineers have developed a new semiconductor material, defect-free boron arsenide, that is more effective at drawing and dissipating waste heat than any other known semiconductor or metal materials.

  8. ESO’s Very Large Telescope Captures Supersharp Images With New Adaptive Optics
    7/18/2018

    ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography — and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune, star clusters and other objects.

  9. JH Technologies Expands Microscopy Solutions With Leica Nano Technology Partnership
    7/17/2018

    JH Technologies, leading distributor of optical and digital imaging systems, materials preparation, testing and analysis systems and metrology tools announced a sales and marketing partnership with Leica Nano Technology, a global manufacturer of electron microscopy (EM) sample preparation equipment and supplies for use in materials and biological analysis and research.

  10. Exploding Waves From Colliding Dissipative Pulses
    7/17/2018

    The interaction of traveling waves in dissipative systems, physical systems driven by energy dissipation, can yield unexpected and sometimes chaotic results. These waves, known as dissipative pulses (DSs), are driving experimental studies in a variety of areas that involve matter and energy flows.