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  1. Focus On The Latest Objective Developments

    Florian Niethammer, Project Manager for VISION at Messe Stuttgart, is eagerly looking forward to the new exhibits in the area of objectives: "This area of machine vision is unjustly treated as a poor relation.

  2. Scientists Make Leap In Simulating Quantum Particles

    New quantum theory research, led by academics at the University of St Andrews’ School of Physics, could transform the way scientists predict how quantum particles behave.

  3. Optogenetics – Controlling Neurons With Light – May Lead To Cures For PTSD, Alzheimer’s

    Through the emerging field of optogenetics, a technology that allows genetically modified neurons in living tissue to be precisely controlled by means of light, scientists are attempting to gain a better understanding of how the brain works in hopes of discovering cures for debilitating neural disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Alzheimer’s disease.

  4. Once A Performance Barrier, Material Quirk Could Strengthen Telecomm Connections

    Researchers who study and manipulate the behavior of materials at the atomic level have discovered a way to make a thin material that enhances the flow of microwave energy. The advance, which could improve telecommunications, sheds new light on structural traits, generally viewed as static and a hindrance, that, when made to be dynamic, are actually key to the material’s special ability.

  5. Biosensor Allows Real-Time Oxygen Monitoring For ‘Organs-On-A-Chip’

    A new biosensor allows researchers to track oxygen levels in real time in “organ-on-a-chip” systems, making it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs. This is essential if organs-on-a-chip hope to achieve their potential in applications such as drug and toxicity testing.

  6. Light From Ancient Quasars Helps Confirm Quantum Entanglement

    Last year, physicists at MIT, the University of Vienna, and elsewhere provided strong support for quantum entanglement, the seemingly far-out idea that two particles, no matter how distant from each other in space and time, can be inextricably linked, in a way that defies the rules of classical physics.

  7. Color Effects From Transparent 3D-Printed Nanostructures

    Most of the objects we see are colored by pigments, but using pigments has disadvantages: such colors can fade, industrial pigments are often toxic, and certain color effects are impossible to achieve.

  8. Advancing Undersea Optical Communications

    Nearly five years ago, NASA and Lincoln Laboratory made history when the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) used a pulsed laser beam to transmit data from a satellite orbiting the moon to Earth — more than 239,000 miles — at a record-breaking download speed of 622 megabits per second.

  9. Researchers Develop Irregular-Shaped Laser To Tackle Laser Instability

    An international research team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Yale University and Imperial College London has designed a new way to build high-powered lasers that could result in stable beams, overcoming a long-standing limitation in conventional lasers.

  10. Physicists Propose Reversible Adjustment Of Nanoparticles Color

    A team of ITMO University scientists and their international colleagues has developed a method of reversible adjustment of the nanosized light sources radiation color. While earlier studies suggested that the radiation color could only be specified during the nanoparticle synthesis stage, the new research reveals that it also can be changed in fully-formed particles.