Editor’s Picks

  1. Minimally-Invasive Brain Imaging May Be Possible With Surgical Needles
    3/22/2017

    By substituting a glass surgical needle for the endoscope, a proof-of-concept study in mice has demonstrated technology that might lead to a minimally invasive method for imaging deep brain tissue, one that could provide a better understanding of neurological conditions.

  2. Trending Science: How To Counterfeit Quantum Money
    3/16/2017

    Quantum technologies are without a doubt currently in vogue in the scientific and technological communities. As the theory becomes reality, these exciting technologies promise to transform our societies over the coming decades.

  3. Research Spotlights Early Signs Of Disease Using Infrared Light
    3/21/2017

    University of Sydney researchers have used infrared spectroscopy to spotlight changes in tiny cell fragments called microvesicles to probe their role in a model of the body’s immunological response to bacterial infection.

  4. Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage Drop
    3/22/2017

    Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.

  5. X-Rays Create 3D Images Of A Microchip’s Interior
    3/20/2017

    It’s the first time a non-destructive method has clearly visualized the paths of a chip’s internal wiring (just 45 nanometres — 45 millionths of a millimetre — wide) and its 34-nanometre-high transistors without distortions or deformations.

  6. New Low-Cost Method To Produce Light-Based Lab-On-A-Chip Devices For Fast Medical Tests
    3/22/2017

    A new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices.

  7. Transparent Ceramics Make Super-Hard Windows
    3/17/2017

    Scientists have synthesised the first transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic at DESY.

  8. Li-Fi System 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi
    3/21/2017

    A new type of Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) optical wireless system being developed by students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Institute for Photonic Integration is up to 100 times faster than the best Wi-Fi connections available.

  9. Lockheed Martin Readies 60 kW Fiber Laser Weapon For U.S. Army
    3/23/2017

    Lockheed Martin says it is set to deliver a 60 kW fiber optic laser weapon to the U.S. Army, which intends to mount it atop tactical ground vehicles to neutralize enemy drones, rockets, and mortars.

  10. Perfection In Sight: SLAC Receives New Mirrors For X-Ray Laser
    8/1/2016

    Scientists are installing new mirrors to improve the quality of the X-ray laser beam at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.