Editor’s Picks

  1. NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
    New observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, show there are significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought. The findings also indicate NASA has found more than 90 percent of the largest near-Earth asteroids, meeting a goal agreed to with Congress in 1998.
  2. AMS Technologies Announces New High Power Green Lasers From Laser Operations
    Laser Operations LLC released the Ultra-G green laser product line, a new visible laser product family based on QPC Lasers’ proprietary BrightLock monolithic chip wavelength stabilization technology.
  3. Pitt Researchers Create Nontoxic Clean-Up Method For Common, Potentially Toxic Nano Materials
    University of Pittsburgh researchers have developed the first natural, nontoxic method for biodegrading carbon nanotubes, a finding that could help diminish the environmental and health concerns that mar the otherwise bright prospects of the super-strong materials commonly used in products, from electronics to plastics.
  4. Butterfly Wing Scales Provide Template For Complex Photonic Structures
    By replicating the complex micron- and nanometer-scale photonic structures that help give butterfly wings their color, researchers have demonstrated a new technique that uses biotemplates for fabricating nanoscale structures that could serve as optical waveguides, optical splitters and other building blocks of photonic integrated circuits
  5. Photoacoustics Technology Could Help Doctors Find Cancer Cells
    Knowing the stage of a patient's melanoma is important when choosing the best course of treatment. When the cancer has progressed to the lymph nodes, a more aggressive treatment is needed.
  6. X-ray Imaging Spectrometer Captures Image Of Exploded Star
    MIT astrophysicists designed the camera saying, "It turns out that almost everything you see in the sky emits X-rays as well, so you can learn a lot about an object by taking X-ray images"
  7. CODE V 9.81 Delivers Enhancements For Advanced Fabrication Techniques
    CODE V 9.81 optical design software from Optical Research Associates (ORA) streamlines the fabrication of optical systems by simplifying the correlation of actual test data and design parameters
  8. Scientists Demonstrate Method For Integrating Nanowire Devices Directly Onto Silicon
    Applied scientists at Harvard University in collaboration with researchers from the German universities of Jena, Gottingen, and Bremen, have developed a new technique for fabricating nanowire photonic and electronic integrated circuits that may one day be suitable for high-volume commercial production
  9. Coherent Inc. And SigmaTEK Enter Into Agreement To Provide SigmaNEST To Coherent User Community

    Coherent Inc. and SigmaTEK Systems, LLC announced recently that they have entered into an agreement enabling Coherent to provide SigmaNEST CAD/CAM nesting software on its new META platform of laser cutting machines.

  10. Speeding Up Electronics To Light Frequencies

    New results on the interaction of femto- and attosecond light pulses with a solid insulator hold promise for reaching electronic switching rates up to the petahertz domain.