Today, the University of Maryland (UM), the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Security Agency (NSA) announced the creation of a joint research institute designed to advance quantum physics research—deciphering the secrets of nature at the submicroscopic scale—and to exploit this knowledge to transform quantum technology from an exciting promise to practical reality.
Researchers will announce some of the latest breakthroughs and innovations in optics-based communications at OFC/NFOEC 2006--the largest and most comprehensive international event for optical communications.
University of Arkansas researchers, in partnership with a local company will develop a probe for future planetary rovers that will help scientists study the history of the solar system by examining the properties of layers of material beneath the surface of the moon, Mars, comets and other planetary bodies.
Since X-rays were discovered more than a century ago, triggering a revolution in medical imaging, clinicians have sought more powerful ways to "see" into the human body.
Confocal light microscopy has been an important tool for biomedical scientists as they work to unravel molecular events occurring within human cells.
"T-rays" have been touted as the next breakthrough in sensing and imaging, but the need for bulky equipment has been an obstacle to reaching the field's potential.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Francisco, have found an even more effective and safer way to detect and kill cancer cells.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the applied research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will establish a research enterprise in Athlone, Ireland to focus on industry research and development needs.
Being the delicate optical instruments that they are, spectrometers are pretty picky about light.
A new light source based on fiber-optic technology promises to improve the inspection of food, produce, paper, currency, recyclables and other products.
Researchers using nanotechnology have taken a step toward creating an "optical cloaking" device that could render objects invisible by guiding light around anything placed inside this "cloak."
Analyzing human blood for a very low virus concentration or a sample of water for a bioterrorism agent has always been a time-consuming and difficult process.
University of Arkansas researchers have examined the mechanisms underlying the synthesis of three-dimensional nanocrystals in solution and have created a systematic method for the directed synthesis of such nanocrystals.
Harnessing its influence as a national center of research in space technology, the University of Arkansas will host the Advanced Microelectronics and Photonics for Space Conference and Small Business Innovation Research Forum this week at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park.
Argonne National Laboratory scientists in collaboration with Xradia have created a new X-ray microscope technique capable of observing molecular-scale features, measuring less than a nanometer in height.