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  1. Takian Fakhrul: Paving ‘One-Way Streets’ For Light Inside Photonic Devices
    10/2/2018

    When Takian Fakhrul was a young girl, her father, then a graduate student in materials science at the University of Manchester, would bring her along to his lab. During these visits, she would peek at structures under the microscopes or watch him polish newly synthesized materials. And she just couldn’t seem to stay silent.

  2. UCI Scientists Push Microscopy To Sub-Molecular Resolution
    10/2/2018

    Notorious asphyxiator carbon monoxide has few true admirers, but it’s favored by University of California, Irvine scientists who use it to study other molecules.

  3. First Experiments European XFEL Reveal Unknown Structure Of Antibiotics Killer
    10/2/2018

    An international collaboration led by DESY and consisting of over 120 researchers has announced the results of the first scientific experiments at Europe's new X-ray laser European XFEL.

  4. Superconductivity Where You Don't Expect It
    10/2/2018

    The special properties of ‘topological materials’ typically occur at their surface. These materials, for example insulators that do conduct current at their surface, are expected to play a major role in future quantum computers.

  5. Novanta Acquires Remaining Equity Interest In Laser Quantum
    10/2/2018

    Novanta Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVT) (the "Company", "we", "our", "Novanta"), a trusted technology partner to medical and advanced technology equipment manufacturers, announced today that it has acquired the remaining approximately 24 percent of the outstanding shares of Laser Quantum for an aggregate consideration of $45.7 million in cash and restricted stock.

  6. Scientists Develop A New Way To Remotely Measure Earth’s Magnetic Field
    10/2/2018

    Researchers in Canada, the United States and Europe have developed a new way to remotely measure Earth’s magnetic field—by zapping a layer of sodium atoms floating 100 kilometres above the planet with lasers on the ground.

  7. Blue Light Special: FSU Researcher Finds New Chemical Clusters Emit Highly Efficient Light
    10/1/2018

    A Florida State University research team has discovered that a unique organic-inorganic compound containing zero-dimensional molecular clusters emits a highly efficient blue light.

  8. A ‘Recipe Book’ That Creates Color Centers In Silicon Carbide Crystals
    10/1/2018

    Silicon carbide (SiC), a material known for its toughness with applications from abrasives to car brakes, to high-temperature power electronics, has enjoyed renewed interest for its potential in quantum technology. Its ability to house optically excitable defects, called color centers, has made it a strong candidate material to become the building block of quantum computing.

  9. Microresonators Offer A Simpler Approach To Sensing With Light Pulses
    10/1/2018

    Researchers at EPFL have found a way to implement an optical sensing system by using spatial multiplexing, a technique originally developed in optical-fiber communication. The method, which produces three independent streams of ultrashort optical pulses using a single continuous-wave laser and a single optical microresonator, is far simpler than existing technologies.

  10. Defects Promise Quantum Communication Through Standard Optical Fiber
    10/1/2018

    An international team of scientists led by the University of Groningen's Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials has identified a way to create quantum bits that emit photons that describe their state at wavelengths close to those used by telecom providers.