Editor’s Picks

  1. Researchers Steer The Flow Of Electrical Current With Spinning Light

    Light can generate an electrical current in semiconductor materials. This is how solar cells generate electricity from sunlight and how smart phone cameras can take photographs.

  2. Engineers Grow Nanolasers On Silicon, Pave Way For On-Chip Photonics
    Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a way to grow nanolasers directly onto a silicon surface, an achievement that could lead to a new class of faster, more efficient microprocessors, as well as to powerful biochemical sensors that use optoelectronic chips. By Sarah Yang
  3. Seeing The Invisible: New CSI Tool Visualizes Bloodstains And Other Substances
    Snap an image of friends in front of a window curtain and the camera captures the people - and invisible blood stains splattered on the curtain during a murder.
  4. ASML Ships New TWINSCAN NXT Immersion Lithography Platform

    ASML Holding NV has announced the first shipment of its new TWINSCAN NXT:1980Di immersion lithography system to support increasingly demanding multiple-patterning performance requirements. Demonstrating 1.2 nanometer (nm) dedicated chuck overlay and better than 10 nm focus uniformity, the NXT:1980Di features new grid calibrations and hardware that enables chipmakers to achieve tighter process windows for next-generation process nodes. 

  5. VCSEL Quasi-Array Of Four Devices Outputs 210W At 110A

    China’s Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics has developed a module containing four vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) capable of emitting 210W at 110A current injection in short-pulse operation [Jianwei Zhang, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol53, p070303, 2014].

  6. LED Lights: Lumenova And Jenoptik Enter Into Collaboration
    Lumenova GmbH, Esslingen, a PSI Group company and JENOPTIK Polymer Systems GmbH, Triptis, part of the Jenoptik Optical Systems division, have concluded a wide-ranging strategic alliance in the area of LED lighting.
  7. Ultraviolet Microscope To Dramatically Speed Up Lab Tests

    A microscope using ultraviolet (UV) light to provide high-resolution histological images promises to significantly shorten the amount of time diagnostic tests are processed.

  8. ‘Nano-Hashtags’ Could Provide Definite Proof Of Majorana Particles

    In Nature recently an international team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the University of California – Santa Barbara presents an advanced quantum chip that will be able to provide definitive proof of the mysterious Majorana particles.

  9. Kaiser to Build Projection Display for Boeing
    The engineering, manufacturing, and development division of Boeing has awarded the Kaiser Electronics division of the Kaiser Aerospace & Electronics Corp. (Foster City, CA) a contract...
  10. Boston College, MIT Researchers Achieve Dramatic Increase In Thermoelectric Efficiency
    Researchers at Boston College and MIT have used nanotechnology to achieve a major increase in thermoelectric efficiency, a milestone that paves the way for a new generation of products — from semiconductors and air conditioners to car exhaust systems and solar power technology — that run cleaner