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  1. AdValue Photonics, Inc. Wins The American Ceramic Society's (ACerS) Corporate Technical Achievement Award
    11/15/2018

    AdValue Photonics, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) is highly honored to announce that they have been selected by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) as the winner of its 2018 Corporate Technical Achievement Award for the company's highly rare-earth doped silicate glass fibers

  2. ‘Smart Skin’ Simplifies Spotting Strain In Structures
    11/15/2018

    Thanks to one peculiar characteristic of carbon nanotubes, engineers will soon be able to measure the accumulated strain in an airplane, a bridge or a pipeline – or just about anything – over the entire surface or down to microscopic levels.

  3. Transition Metal Complexes: Mixed Works Better
    11/14/2018

    A team at BESSY II has investigated how various iron-complex compounds process energy from incident light. They were able to show why certain compounds have the potential to convert light into electrical energy.

  4. Cosemi Acquires Optella
    11/14/2018

    Cosemi Technologies Inc., a global leader in innovative, high-speed connectivity solutions, today announced the acquisition of Optella Co. Ltd. A South Korean corporation, Optella is a provider of optical connectivity for long-reach optical interconnect applications.

  5. Quantum Science Turns Social
    11/14/2018

    Researchers developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world through multiplayer collaboration and in real time to optimize a quantum gas experiment in a lab at Aarhus University

  6. Next-Gen Batteries Possible With New Engineering Approach
    11/14/2018

    Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible, according to Penn State research, recently published in Nature Energy.

  7. Feeling The Pressure With Universal Tactile Imaging
    11/14/2018

    Touch, or tactile sensing, is fundamentally important for a range of real-life applications, from robotics to surgical medicine to sports science. Tactile sensors are modeled on the biological sense of touch and can help researchers to understand human perception and motion.

  8. Physicists Discover New Way Of Resonance Tuning For Nonlinear Optics
    11/14/2018

    A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells (“meta-atoms”).

  9. Earth's Magnetic Field Measured Using Artificial Stars At 90 Kilometers Altitude
    11/14/2018

    The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create artificial stars, or laser guide stars (LGS), in this layer for improving the quality of astronomical observations.

  10. Terahertz Laser Pulses Amplify Optical Phonons In Solids
    11/14/2018

    A study led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg presents evidence of the amplification of optical phonons in a solid by intense terahertz laser pulses.