Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have generated extremely short pulses of light that are the strongest of their type ever produced and could prove invaluable in probing the ultra-fast motion of atoms and electrons.
A series of publications in the journal Nature highlights the race among competing research groups toward the long-anticipated goal of quantum networking.
The next advance in cameras is becoming a reality at the University of Rochester. Imaging chips revolutionized the photography industry, and now the chips themselves are being revolutionized.
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully conducted an important round of successful laser experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), validating key computer simulations and theoretical projections relevant to the plasma and X-ray environment necessary to achieve ignition.
A new laser-based method for measuring millimeter distances more accurately than ever before - with an uncertainty of 10 picometers (trillionths of a meter) - has been developed and demonstrated by a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces have used ion bombardment and gold metallisation to produce a new family of particles whose bonding behaviour can be chemically tailored. With these particles, scientists hope not only to be able to perform better research on the dynamics of solids and molecules. The discovery could also bring about, among other things, the development of new finishes which change their colour with temperature.
Engineers at Purdue University are the first researchers to create a material that has a "negative index of refraction" in the wavelength of light used for telecommunications, a step that could lead to better communications and imaging technologies.
Each morning, Mian Abbas enters his laboratory and sits down to examine--a single mote of dust. Zen-like, he studies the same speck suspended inside a basketball-sized vacuum chamber for as long as 10 to 12 days.
Carbon nanotubes have shown great promise for creating single-molecule biosensors for detecting disease, mostly a result of the fact that the electrical conductivity of a carbon nanotube changes markedly when they bind to specific molecules.
The rise in global terrorism in recent years has brought significant attention to the needs for more advanced sensors and defense technologies to protect civilians and soldiers.
Imagine cleaning out your refrigerator and being able to tell at a glance whether perishable food items have spoiled, because the packaging has changed its color, or being able to tell if your dollar bill is counterfeit simply by stretching it to see if it changes hue.
GigaBeam Corporation, deploying market disruptive "wireless fiber optics" technology to economic centers across the globe, announced today that it has received purchase orders for 24 additional WiFiber® links from One Velocity Inc, a leading wireless telecom provider for the Western United States.
The University of Central Florida has signed a licensing agreement with Holochip Corp. for a portfolio of technologies that will allow zoom lenses, such as those used in digital cameras and camera phones, to be manufactured at a dramatically smaller size without compromising clarity.
A new device to make laser-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber connections within optical fiber packages has been named by R & D Magazine as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the market in 2006.
High-quality reproducible staining and coverslipping applications standardize specimen preparation procedures in the modern laboratory.