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  1. Mantis Shrimp’s Sophisticated Eyes Guide Novel Camera Design
    10/16/2017

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have built a unique point-and-shoot color-polarization camera inspired by the highly-complex visual system of the mantis shrimp. This new imaging system with a little-understood mechanism of polarization can be used in many ways, including the monitoring of underwater species and detecting early signs of cancer.

  2. Chemical Treatment Improves Quantum Dot Lasers
    10/16/2017

    One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots.

  3. Source Of Gravitational Waves Discovered)
    10/16/2017

    Shortly after the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 for the US researchers Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for the first direct detection of gravitational waves, scientists report the next breakthrough in the young field: The observatories LIGO in the USA and VIRGO in Italy have registered gravitational waves of a merging pair of neutron stars for the first time.

  4. New Method To Detect Spin Current In Quantum Materials Unlocks Potential For Alternative Electronics
    10/13/2017

    A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics.

  5. Compact 6-Axis Motion Controller For High Precision Positioning Applications In Industry And Research
    10/12/2017

    Precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new 6-axis servo motor controller – the C-884.6DC. Most modern precision motion systems are driven by servo motors, because they provide high torque, fast acceleration, smooth motion with a wide dynamic speed range, and fast start stop performance.

  6. Penn State's Biodegradable Optical Fiber Delivers Light Safely Into Human Body
    10/12/2017

    Engineers at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) have fabricated a new biodegradable optical fiber made of citrate-based polymers that can be implanted safely in the body to image deep tissue or deliver drugs.

     

  7. Plasmons In An Open Box Create Miniature Laser
    10/12/2017

    Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first miniature laser in which the light is guided along the floor of an open metallic trench.

  8. Study Shows How Rough Microparticles Can Cause Big Problems
    10/12/2017

    New research from North Carolina State University, MIT and the University of Michigan finds that the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension’s viscosity – effectively making the liquid thicker or thinner.

  9. In A First For Wearable Optics, Researchers Develop Stretchy Fiber To Capture Body Motion
    10/12/2017

    The exciting applications of wearable sensors have sparked a tremendous amount of research and business investment in recent years.

  10. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Introduces New Automotive Platform For Connected Cars
    10/12/2017

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES today unveiled AutoPro™, a new platform designed to provide automotive customers a broad set of technology solutions and manufacturing services that minimize certification efforts and speed time-to-market.