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  1. Space-Borne Quantum Source To Secure Communication
    10/1/2018

    Soon, powerful quantum computers will be able to easily crack conventional mathematically encrypted codes. Entangled photons generated by a spaceborne quantum source could enable hack-proof key exchange for ultra high security applications.

  2. Gridlogics Launches PatSeer 360™ – IP Strategy Takes A Quantum Leap With Introduction Of This Disruptive New IP Intelligence Platform
    10/1/2018

    Gridlogics, a leading provider of software solutions for patent research and analysis announced the launch of its new product PatSeer 360™, a full-stack IP intelligence solution designed to simplify IP decision making by offering the most powerful and relevant set of IP business metrics in the market.

  3. Attosecond Pulse Leads To Highest Molecular Level Probe Resolution
    10/1/2018

    Attosecond pulses enable physicists to probe dynamic processes in matter with unprecedented time resolution. This means such technology can provide better insights into the dynamics of electrons in molecules.

  4. Eco-Friendly Nanoparticles For Artificial Photosynthesis
    10/1/2018

    Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a nanoparticle type for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by adding zinc sulfide on the surface of indium-based quantum dots. These quantum dots produce clean hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight – a sustainable source of energy.

  5. Machine Learning Helps Improving Photonic Applications
    9/28/2018

    Photonic nanostructures can be used for many applications, not just in solar cells, but also in optical sensors for cancer markers or other biomolecules, for example. A team at HZB using computer simulations and machine learning has now shown how the design of such nanostructures can be selectively optimised.

  6. Machine Learning Helps To Optimize Photonics Applications
    9/28/2018

    Photonic nanostructures not only increase the efficiency of solar cells, but also enhance the effectiveness of optical sensors used, for example, as cancer markers. Using computer simulations and the use of machine learning, a team at HZB has now shown how the design of such nanostructures can be specifically optimized. The results are published in Communications Physics.

  7. A Self-Powered Heart Monitor Taped To The Skin
    9/27/2018

    Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor. Previously, they developed a flexible photovoltaic cell that could be incorporated into textiles.

  8. Aehr Receives Follow-On Order For FOX-XP™ Wafer Level Test And Burn-In System For Production Test Of Silicon Photonics Devices
    9/27/2018

    Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, today announced that it has received a $2.7 million follow-on order from one of its lead FOX-XP Test and Burn-in System customers for a FOX-XP Multi-Wafer Test and Burn-in System and WaferPakTM Aligner to provide additional test capacity for the customer’s increasing silicon photonics device production requirements.

  9. Shake, Rattle, And Roll To High Efficiency Photovoltaics
    9/27/2018

    New insight into how a certain class of photovoltaic materials allows efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity could position these materials to replace traditional silicon solar cells. A study by researchers at Penn State reveals the unique properties of these inexpensive and quick-to-produce halide perovskites, information that will guide the development of next generation solar cells.

  10. How Swarms Of Nanomachines Could Improve The Efficiency Of Any Machine
    9/27/2018

    The research team of Prof. Massimiliano Esposito of the University of Luxembourg studied the thermodynamics of small nanomachines.