Editor’s Picks

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

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

  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.