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  1. Glass With Switchable Opacity Could Improve Solar Cells And LEDs
    12/11/2017

    Using nanoscale grass-like structures, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have created glass that lets through a large amount of light while appearing hazy.

  2. Corning To Buy 3M’s Optical-Fiber Telecom Biz For $900M
    12/11/2017

    Corning Incorporated announced recently that it has entered into agreements with 3M to purchase substantially all of 3M’s Communication Markets Division in a cash transaction valued at approximately $900M. The acquisition is expected to close during 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.

  3. AdValue Photonics' Short-Pulse Fiber Lasers
    12/8/2017

    The performance characteristics of AdValue Photonics' fiber lasers have enabled glass hole drilling with unmatched hole quality and process speed. High precision zero-taper, straight inner-wall holes in transparent glass materials have been produced with chip sizes below 20µm.

  4. Once Shed Through - Threefold Information Gain
    12/8/2017

    No matter how big cell phones or computers are - the function of such electronic devices depends above all on the interaction of different materials. 

  5. Scientists Channel Graphene To Understand Filtration And Ion Transport Into Cells
    12/8/2017

    Tiny pores at a cell’s entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms—ions—but blocking others.

  6. Transducers USA Introduces New Custom Ultrasonic Sensors
    12/8/2017

    The non-contact sensing technology used in these Ultrasonic devices measures distance to an object by emitting sound waves and receiving the echo signal using a single ultrasonic element, unlike optical sensors which require both a transmitter and receiver.

  7. Novel Lenses Enable X-Ray Microscopy With Record Resolution
    12/7/2017

    Scientists have developed novel lenses that enable X-ray microscopy with record resolution in the nanometre regime. Using new materials, the research team led by DESY scientist Saša Bajt from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) has perfected the design of specialised X-ray optics and achieved a focus spot size with a diameter of less than ten nanometres.

  8. Ultraviolet Microscope To Dramatically Speed Up Lab Tests
    12/7/2017

    A microscope using ultraviolet (UV) light to provide high-resolution histological images promises to significantly shorten the amount of time diagnostic tests are processed.

  9. Solar Power Advances Possible With New ‘Double-Glazing’ Device
    12/7/2017

    A new ‘double-glazing’ solar power device – which is unlike any existing solar panel and opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics – has been invented by University of Warwick researchers.

  10. Midwife And Signpost For Photons
    12/7/2017

    Atoms and molecules can be made to emit light particles (photons). However, without external intervention this process is inefficient and undirected.