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  1. Black Holes, Curved Spacetime And Quantum Computing

    Rotating black holes and computers that use quantum-mechanical phenomena to process information are topics that have fascinated science lovers for decades, but even the most innovative thinkers rarely put them together.

  2. Microscopic Structures For Vibration-Resistant Plugs

    Everyone has probably had a problem with loose contacts at some point. Electronic equipment malfunctioning is often caused by poor plug connections.

  3. Direct detection CCD + Software For SXR Spectrometers

    McPherson and Princeton Instruments are pleased to announce introduction of a new Add-In for Princeton Instruments’ powerful 64-bit LightField software that seamlessly controls McPherson’s deep UV and soft X-ray spectrometers and Princeton Instruments soft x-ray cameras.

  4. New Photodiode Generation: Revised Package Concept Makes It Easier For The Customer

    Osram Opto Semiconductors presents the world’s first SMT package for large-area photodiode chips which complies with the strict demands of the automotive industry and is even approved up to an operating temperature of 125°C.

  5. Physicists Mix Waves On Superconducting Qubits

    Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Royal Holloway, University of London, have demonstrated an effect known as quantum wave mixing on an artificial atom.

  6. New Scan Heads Deliver Increased Stability Of Laser Beam Focus

    Cambridge Technology, a business unit of Novanta Corporation ("Novanta"), announced today the launch of its newest 3-axis scan heads, the Lightning™ II FX and ProSeries 2 FX for fiber laser applications.

  7. Photopolymerization-Triggered Molecular Motion For Flexible Liquid Crystal Display

    Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and McGill University have developed a new dye-free photoalignment method that enables 2D patterns of liquid crystals in one step by guiding nonpolarized light temporally and spatially on the photopolymerization process.

  8. Essential Quantum Computer Component Downsized By Two Orders Of Magnitude

    Qubits, or quantum bits, are the key building blocks that lie at the heart of every quantum computer. In order to perform a computation, signals need to be directed to and from qubits.

  9. SPIE Events Highlight Plans For International Day Of Light

    With the declaration this month of an annual International Day of Light, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is enthusiastically joining organizations around the world in preparation of activities to celebrate the observance.

  10. PI's New High-Speed Hexapod Motion Platform For Smartphone Camera Optimization

    Google engineers know that a shaky hand can ruin a selfie so they designed the shake out of the Pixel 2 camera using PI’s H-860 high speed hexapod system that accurately simulates motion with 6 degrees of freedom. The high accuracy and bandwidth of the shaker hexapod is a critical tool for optimizing motion and image stabilization algorithms, such as used in drones and cameras. The result is pinpoint accurate crisp images. Renowned industry-wide for nanometer precision motion systems, PI’s family of parallel-kinematic hexapod motion systems have many applications, including vibration simulation, precision positioning, lens alignment in camera manufacturing, photonic fiber alignment and image stabilization.