From The Editor
Telecom And Datacom, O-bands And The Netherlands
Telecom and datacom both move information, one over long distances and the other over shorter distances. Here, we look at how the two vital cogs of the communications ecosystem come into play with O-bands and the greening of data centers.
NSF Invests In Photonics Innovation
The Advancing Photonics Technologies collaboration is one of more than 40 teams across the nation selected to receive one of the first-ever NSF Engines Development Awards, which provide up to two years of funding toward the planning of a multistate initiative to create economic, societal, and technological opportunities for their regions.
Directed Energy’s Walk Through The Valley Of Death
Directed energy weapons are at a crossroads of sorts. Will the much-desired technology survive the valley of death?
High Speed, High Frequency, High Res: A Look At 3 Novel Uses Of Cameras
Researchers around the world have been working on ways to improve cameras. Here, we look at three discoveries that increase the speed, frequency, and resolutions of cameras.
2 Experiments Help Make Strange Metals Less Strange
The behavior of so-called "strange metals" has long puzzled scientists — but two groups of researchers have shed some light on this mystery material.
Environmental Sensors: Where And How They’re Being Used
Environmental sensors, spurred on by the rapidly developing Internet of Things, are becoming better at evaluating soil chemical composition, water purity, air quality, and more. They are also being used in more unique ways, both personally and by industry.
4 Unique Uses Of Raman Spectroscopy
Spectroscopy began when Isaac Newton split light with a prism and today is used in countless ways in medicine, physics, chemistry, and astronomy. Here, we look at Raman spectroscopy and how it is being used in new and unique ways.
DE, LEO, And 3D: 3 Unique Applications Of Laser Technology
Lasers are used in many ways across nearly every industry. Here, we take a look at how they are being used by the military and in LEO, as well as future use in medical electronics.
How Ultra-Fast Cameras Are Improving Automobile Crash Testing And Saving Lives
Since the 1960s, crash testing has established itself as a reliable tool for the optimization and testing of vehicle safety. Now, with the addition of high-speed cameras, crash testing is reaching new levels of proficiency.
Is Reducing Proprietary Time On The James Webb Space Telescope A Risk?
Currently, data collected by JWST will have a proprietary period of one year before it can be widely shared. But some scientists are pushing for immediate open access to data, claiming it could save lives, inform critical policymaking, and drive more equitable outcomes.