Articles by Jof Enriquez

  1. MIT, Harvard Scientists Cool Three-Atom Molecule To Near Absolute Zero

    Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have successfully cooled a triatomic molecule to near absolute zero for the first time. The feat could prove useful in building quantum computers and observing chemistry reactions in greater detail.

  2. Fluctuations In Optical “Noise” Used To Track Hidden Objects

    A new remote sensing method devised by researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) using fluctuations in optical "noise" could one day complement existing technologies to track hidden objects, such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).

  3. A*STAR Research Model Enables Simultaneous Electrical And Optical Simulation Inside Modulator

    Scientists working at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have developed and tested a simulation model that allows simultaneous electrical-optical interaction inside an optical modulator — an electro-optical device that modifies light by applying electrical pulses. 

  4. Reconfigurable Metamaterial Device Harvests Energy From Excess Heat

    Researchers at Duke University have built a new reconfigurable device that can harvest energy from excess heat at infrared wavelengths. Such technology can be used to improve the efficiency of thermophotovoltaic cells, which collect waste heat from their surroundings in the form of infrared radiation and turn it into electricity.

  5. Anti-Reflective Optical Coating Boosts World's Most Powerful Laser

    Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California have developed a new anti-reflective coating to protect laser optics, and a new chemical process that makes the optics more resistant to damage.

  6. AMBER Researchers Make Low-Cost Printed Electronics From 2D Nanomaterials

    Researchers at AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) center in Trinity College Dublin are the first to successfully print nanosheet-network transistors using two-dimensional (2D) materials, paving the path for inexpensive printed electronics used in everyday objects.

  7. 'Black Holes' In Silicon Enable High-Speed Photodetector

    Electrical engineers at University of California, Davis, and Silicon Valley startup W&WSens Devices have developed a new type of photodetector that relies on tiny, tapered "black holes" on a silicon wafer to trap light. Such a high-speed, high-efficiency photodetector can better handle the growing volumes of data traffic and higher bandwidths in data centers today.

  8. Sub-Nanosecond RF Signal Control Can Provide Wider Bandwidth

    Researchers at the University of Sydney have developed a new technique to control radio frequency (RF) signals on an integrated photonic chip at tuning speeds faster than a nanosecond. The achievement could alleviate bandwidth limitations caused by a growing number of interconnected wireless devices.

  9. Samsung Unveils 4K HDR Display For the Silver Screen

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled what it claims as the world's first High Dynamic Range LED theater display at the CinemaCon 2017 conference in Las Vegas.

  10. BYU Researchers Develop Flexible Glass For Microfluidic Nanodevices

    Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) have developed a new method to fabricate flexible nano-scale membranes using surface micromachining and silica thin films.