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  1. Confined Nanoscale Sound Controls Light In A Microresonator
    7/4/2019

    When traversing a solid material such as glass, a light wave can deposit part of its energy in a mechanical wave, leading to a color change of the light. This process called “Brillouin scattering” has important technical applications.

  2. DNV GL Supports Singapore’s National Water Agency To Realize 50 MW Floating Solar Project
    7/4/2019

    DNV GL has been contracted by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, as technical advisor for the 50 MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project at the Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore. Once completed, the floating solar project will be one of the largest single floating solar systems in the world.

  3. Edmund Optics New Products Include Fixed Focal Length Lenses And Low GDD Ultrafast Mirrors
    7/3/2019

    Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, is proud to announce several additions to its product lineup, including Hexa-Black™ C-Mount Noise Reduction Extension Tubes, TECHSPEC® CA Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses and Low GDD Ultrafast Mirrors.

  4. Experiments Show Dramatic Increase In Solar Cell Output
    7/3/2019

    In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute limit on overall efficiency, based partly on the fact that each photon of light can only knock loose a single electron, even if that photon carried twice the energy needed to do so.

  5. Scientists Combine Light And Matter To Make Particles With New Behaviors
    7/3/2019

    Every type of atom in the universe has a unique fingerprint: It only absorbs or emits light at the particular energies that match the allowed orbits of its electrons. That fingerprint enables scientists to identify an atom wherever it is found. A hydrogen atom in outer space absorbs light at the same energies as one on Earth.

  6. Getting More Heat Out Of Sunlight
    7/2/2019

    Material developed at MIT can passively capture solar heat for home heating or industrial applications.

  7. Physicists Use Light Waves To Accelerate Supercurrents, Enable Ultrafast Quantum Computing
    7/2/2019

    Jigang Wang patiently explained his latest discovery in quantum control that could lead to superfast computing based on quantum mechanics: He mentioned light-induced superconductivity without energy gap. He brought up forbidden supercurrent quantum beats. And he mentioned terahertz-speed symmetry breaking.

  8. Generation And Sampling Of Quantum States Of Light In A Silicon Chip
    7/2/2019

    Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have found a promising new way to build the next generation of quantum simulators combining light and silicon micro-chips.

  9. Columbia And Harvard Combine Quantum Expertise To Advance Research In Ultracold Molecules
    7/2/2019

    Leaders in the field of ultracold molecule research from Columbia and Harvard Universities are teaming up to propel understanding of the quantum mechanics of chemical reactions.

  10. How Common Elements Can Make A More Energy-Secure Future
    7/2/2019

    Thin-film solar panels, the cell phone in your hand and the LED bulb lighting your home are all made using some of the rarest, most expensive elements found on the planet.