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  1. Exoplanet Detectives Create Catalog Of ‘Light-Fingerprints’

    Earthbound detectives rely on fingerprints to solve their cases; now astronomers can do the same, using “light-fingerprints” instead of skin grooves to uncover the mysteries of exoplanets.

  2. MKS Announces New Ophir® High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With GigE Interface For High-Speed Applications

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the new Ophir® SP920G GigE Silicon CCD High Resolution Camera designed specifically for industrial laser beam profiling applications.

  3. Memory-Processing Unit Could Bring Memristors To The Masses

    A new way of arranging advanced computer components called memristors on a chip could enable them to be used for general computing, which could cut energy consumption by a factor of 100.

  4. Research Identifies Key Weakness In Modern Computer Vision Systems

    In a finding that could point the way toward better computer vision systems, Brown University researchers show why computers are so bad at seeing when one thing is not like another.

  5. Nano-Optic Endoscope Sees Deep Into Tissue At High Resolution

    The diagnosis of diseases based in internal organs often relies on biopsy samples collected from affected regions. But collecting such samples is highly error-prone due to the inability of current endoscopic imaging techniques to accurately visualize sites of disease.

  6. Imec Scientist Awarded ERC Starting Grant To Develop Ultra-Small Microscopes

    Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, announces that Niels Verellen, one of its young scientists, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

  7. Lasers Write Better Anodes

    Sodium-ion batteries have potential to replace the currently used lithium-ion batteries by using the cheaper (less than a thirtieth of the cost of lithium) and more abundant sodium resource.

  8. Space Station Experiment Reaches Ultracold Milestone

    NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) was installed in the station's U.S. science lab in late May and is now producing clouds of ultracold atoms known as Bose-Einstein condensates.

  9. Alexander Taps Lasers To Mimic Shark Skin, Other Natural Surfaces

    A University of Nebraska–Lincoln research team led by Dennis Alexander is working to translate that evolutionary advantage — and others crafted by Mother Nature — onto metal surfaces. Ultimately, the work will give metal the same unique properties, allowing it to be used for defense and industrial purposes.

  10. LCSB Researchers Predict Cell Conversion Factors

    Thanks to a newly developed computational method, Luxembourg researchers can accurately predict how one subpopulation of cells can be converted into another.