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  1. Monitoring Molten Steel By Laser – Award For Swansea Steel Experts’ Invention

    Steelworkers will be able to monitor in real time the temperature and chemical composition in molten metal furnaces, saving each steel plant up to £4.5M a year, thanks to a new laser technology developed by a Swansea University spin-out company.

  2. Skoltech Scientists Predict A New Superhard Material With Unique Properties

    An international team of scientists have predicted a new superhard material that can be used in drilling, machine building and other fields. The new tungsten boride they discovered outperforms the widely used ‘pobedit’ ‒ a hard tungsten carbide and cobalt composite material with artificial diamond interspersing.

  3. Novel Structure Found In ‘Antennae’ Of Light-Sensing Neurons

    Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands have discovered that the antennae-like structures on light-sensing neurons, called photoreceptors, have a unique feature not observed in the ‘antennae’ or cilia of other types of cells.

  4. Delft Scientists Make First ‘On Demand’ Entanglement Link

    Researchers at QuTech in Delft have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than the entanglement is lost.

  5. WaveEye – Precise Wavelength Measurement

    The portfolio of LASER COMPONENTS now includes WaveEye, a particularly compact and versatile wavelength measuring device for cw or quasi-cw lasers between 450 nm and 950 nm. The measurement data is available at a rate of 1 kHz without any warm-up delay.

  6. Nanowires For Sustainable, Renewable Energy

    Recent studies have revealed that semiconductor nanowires offer unique advantages for a wide range of applications. An EU-funded project is breaking new ground in the move towards sustainable and efficient energy harvesting by exploiting the unusual properties of these tiny yet highly controlled structures.

  7. Intraband Licenses Key WARF Technology For Defense And Industrial Applications

    Intraband, a mid-infrared laser manufacturer, announces an exclusive licensing agreement with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) covering high reliability and power per chip Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technologies.

  8. A Better Device For Measuring Electromagnetic Radiation

    Bolometers, devices that monitor electromagnetic radiation through heating of an absorbing material, are used by astronomers and homeowners alike.

  9. Evidence For New Property Of Quantum Matter Revealed

    A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab, a team of scientists reports.

  10. Quantum LEGO: Building Ultracold Molecules

    Physicists dream of having a rich supply of ultracold molecules with specific electronic properties. A dense gas of such particles would have exciting applications in tests of fundamental physics, quantum-controlled chemistry and the study of many-body systems.