Editor’s Picks

  1. A Better Device For Measuring Electromagnetic Radiation

    Bolometers, devices that monitor electromagnetic radiation through heating of an absorbing material, are used by astronomers and homeowners alike.

  2. Researchers Overcome Semiconductor ‘Speed Bumps’ That Inhibit Electrons

    UCLA scientists and engineers have developed a new process for assembling semiconductor devices. The advance could lead to much more energy-efficient transistors for electronics and computer chips, diodes for solar cells and light-emitting diodes, and other semiconductor-based devices.

  3. Evidence For New Property Of Quantum Matter Revealed

    A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab, a team of scientists reports.

  4. Can You See The Light? Researchers Reveal Quantum Magnets That Mimic Light

    What is light? It seems like a simple question at first sight, but it has kept on captivating the hearts of great scientists for centuries.

  5. A Laser That Smells Like A Hound

    University of Adelaide researchers have created a laser that can “smell” different gases within a sample.

  6. Transparent, Conductive Films Promising For Developing Flexible Screens

    Researchers have demonstrated large-scale fabrication of a new type of transparent conductive electrode film based on nanopatterned silver.

  7. Delft Scientists Make First ‘On Demand’ Entanglement Link

    Researchers at QuTech in Delft have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than the entanglement is lost.

  8. Quantum LEGO: Building Ultracold Molecules

    Physicists dream of having a rich supply of ultracold molecules with specific electronic properties. A dense gas of such particles would have exciting applications in tests of fundamental physics, quantum-controlled chemistry and the study of many-body systems.

  9. New UCF Optical Sensor Can Determine If Molecules Are Left Or Right 'Handed'

    A University of Central Florida team has designed a nanostructured optical sensor that for the first time can efficiently detect molecular chirality – a property of molecular spatial twist that defines its biochemical properties.

  10. New Colors: JILA Scientists Confirm First 'Frequency Comb' To Probe Ultraviolet Wavelengths
    Physicists at JILA have created the first "frequency comb" in the extreme ultraviolet band of the spectrum, high-energy light less than 100 nanometers (nm) in wavelength.