Editor’s Picks

  1. Introducing The Latest In Textiles: Soft Hardware

    The latest development in textiles and fibers is a kind of soft hardware that you can wear: cloth that has electronic devices built right into it.

  2. Lining Up Superconductor Behaviors With One Of The World's Strongest Magnets

    What happens when really powerful magnets—capable of producing magnetic fields nearly two million times stronger than Earth’s—are applied to materials that have a “super” ability to conduct electricity when chilled by liquid nitrogen? A team of scientists set out to answer this question in one such superconductor made of the elements lanthanum, strontium, copper, and oxygen (LSCO).

  3. NASA Studies Space Applications For GaN Crystals

    Two NASA teams are examining the use of gallium nitride, a crystal-type semiconductor compound first discovered in the 1980s, and currently used in consumer electronics such as laser diodes in DVD readers.

  4. Nanotube ‘Rebar’ Makes Graphene Twice As Tough

    Rice University researchers have found that fracture-resistant “rebar graphene” is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene.

  5. UCLA Engineers Develop AI Device That Identifies Objects At The Speed Of Light

    A team of UCLA electrical and computer engineers has created a physical artificial neural network — a device modeled on how the human brain works — that can analyze large volumes of data and identify objects at the actual speed of light. The device was created using a 3D printer at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.

  6. NIST Shows Laser Ranging Can ‘See’ 3D Objects Melting In Fires

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used a laser detection and ranging (LADAR) system to image three-dimensional (3D) objects melting in flames. The method could offer a precise, safe and compact way to measure structures as they collapse in fires.

  7. World Record: Fastest 3D Tomographic Images At BESSY II

    An HZB team has developed an ingenious precision rotary table at the EDDI beamline at BESSY II and combined it with particularly fast optics. This enabled them to document the formation of pores in grains of metal during foaming processes at 25 tomographic images per second - a world record.

  8. High-Resolution Imaging Of Nanoparticle Surface Structures Is Now Possible

    Using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), extremely high resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of individual parts of the molecules protecting the surface.

  9. Pelham Research Optical Announces VUV/UV Filters, Beamsplitters And Broadband Metallic Mirrors For Analytical Applications
    Pelham Research Optical, a leading manufacturer of VUV/UV bandpass filters and broadband metallic coatings, is proud to announce its complete line of coatings from 120-320mm.
  10. Lightwave Microsystems Raises $48 Million in Venture Cap Funding Round
    Integrated optical component supplier Lightwave Microsystems Corp. (San Jose, CA) has secured a fourth round of financing totaling $48 million...