Associate Professor Andrea Fratalocchi from KAUST has headed a group of researchers and found that silicon nanoshapes serve as feed-forward neural networks that can be trained in a supervised learning model to carry out user-defined tasks at the speed of light.
Intelligent holographic nanostructures on CMOS sensors for energy-efficient AI security schemes
Much like the Jedis in Star Wars use 'the force' to control objects from a distance, scientists can use light or 'optical force' to move very small particles.
Advances in wearable devices have enabled e-textiles, which fuse lightweight and comfortable textiles with smart electronics, and are garnering attention as the next-generation wearable technology. In particular, fiber electronic devices endowed with electrical properties, while retaining the specific characteristics of textiles, are key elements in manufacturing e-textiles.
In recent years, engineers have found ways to modify the properties of some “two- dimensional” materials, which are just one or a few atoms thick, by stacking two layers together and rotating one slightly in relation to the other.
A polymer designed specifically to generate light that can penetrate turbid environments has exhibited the potential for bioimaging trials, where it can identify nano-sized particles present below the surface of realistic tissue models.
Our world needs reliable telecommunications more than ever before. However, classic devices have limitations in terms of size and cost and, especially, power consumption - which is directly related to greenhouse emissions. Graphene could change this and transform the future of broadband.
The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and its research collaborators have successfully demonstrated the four-dimensional (4D) printing of shape memory polymers in submicron dimensions which are comparable to the wavelength of visible light. This novel development has allowed researchers to now explore new applications in the field of nanophotonics.
A groundbreaking new method developed by researchers from the University of Exeter could transform the clarity, accuracy, and precision of super-resolution imaging systems.
Optical tweezers are a rapidly growing technology, and have opened up a wide variety of research applications in recent years. The devices operate by trapping particles at the focal points of tightly focused laser beams, allowing researchers to manipulate the objects without any physical contact.