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  1. Photopolymerization-Triggered Molecular Motion For Flexible Liquid Crystal Display
    11/14/2017

    Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and McGill University have developed a new dye-free photoalignment method that enables 2D patterns of liquid crystals in one step by guiding nonpolarized light temporally and spatially on the photopolymerization process.

  2. Essential Quantum Computer Component Downsized By Two Orders Of Magnitude
    11/14/2017

    Qubits, or quantum bits, are the key building blocks that lie at the heart of every quantum computer. In order to perform a computation, signals need to be directed to and from qubits.

  3. SPIE Events Highlight Plans For International Day Of Light
    11/14/2017

    With the declaration this month of an annual International Day of Light, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is enthusiastically joining organizations around the world in preparation of activities to celebrate the observance.

  4. PI's New High-Speed Hexapod Motion Platform For Smartphone Camera Optimization
    11/13/2017

    Google engineers know that a shaky hand can ruin a selfie so they designed the shake out of the Pixel 2 camera using PI’s H-860 high speed hexapod system that accurately simulates motion with 6 degrees of freedom. The high accuracy and bandwidth of the shaker hexapod is a critical tool for optimizing motion and image stabilization algorithms, such as used in drones and cameras. The result is pinpoint accurate crisp images. Renowned industry-wide for nanometer precision motion systems, PI’s family of parallel-kinematic hexapod motion systems have many applications, including vibration simulation, precision positioning, lens alignment in camera manufacturing, photonic fiber alignment and image stabilization.

  5. BGU Researchers Achieve Breakthrough In Camouflaging An Optical Chip Rendering It Invisible
    11/13/2017

    BGU researchers have achieved a breakthrough in manipulating light to theoretically render an object, such as an optical chip, invisible.

  6. The Unbelievable Speed Of Electron Emission From An Atom
    11/13/2017

    In a unique experiment, researchers have clocked how long it takes for an electron to be emitted from an atom.

  7. Mirror Image: Researchers Create Higher-Quality Pictures Of Biospecimens
    11/13/2017

    Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago improved the speed, resolution, and light efficiency of an optical microscope by switching from a conventional glass coverslip to a reflective, mirrored coverslip and applying new computer algorithms to process the resulting data.

  8. A Question Of Location
    11/13/2017

    Carbon nanoparticles, known as C-dots, have unusual optical properties that make them highly interesting for a range of technological applications, from solar energy conversion to medical imaging.

  9. BGU Researchers Crack The Code Of Invisibility
    11/13/2017

    BGU researchers have made a breakthrough in manipulating light to render an object, such as an optical chip, invisible.

  10. Quantum Computing With Molecules For A Quicker Search Of Unsorted Databases
    11/13/2017

    Scrapbooks or social networks are collections of mostly unsorted data. The search for single elements in very large data volumes, i.e. for the needle in the data haystack, is extremely complex for classical computers.