Editor’s Picks

  1. Opto-Mechanical Technique Circumvents Mechanical Losses Using The Action Of Light

    Energy loss due to scattering from material defects is known to set limits on the performance of nearly all technologies that we employ for communications, timing, and navigation.

  2. Researchers Discover Potentially Harmful Airborne Nanoparticles Produced By Burning Coal

    Environmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide.

  3. Researchers Use Quantum Entanglement To Detect Radio Waves

    Scientists have devised a new technique that uses quantum entanglement of a million rubidium atoms to detect weak radio waves as accurately as the most sensitive radio frequency magnetometers available.

  4. Light-Trapping Sensor Improves Spectroscopy By Leaps And Bounds

    A new light-trapping sensor fabricated by engineers at the University at Buffalo has been demonstrated to be capable of up to 1,000 times greater resolution than existing spectroscopy devices that detect minute amounts of substances.

  5. China Launches World's First Commercial 'Unhackable' Quantum Network

    China is set to roll out later this month the pilot phase of the Jinan Project, a key part of what will become the first "unhackable" quantum communications network deployed commercially in the world.

  6. Scientists Shine New Light On The ‘Other High Temperature Superconductor’

    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 coexistence of superconductivity and “charge-density-waves” in compounds of the poorly-studied family of bismuthates.

  7. High Resolution Without Particle Accelerator

    At the ophthalmologist, it is almost a standard program: optical coherence tomography. With this imaging method, the various layers of the retina can be penetrated by infrared radiation and can be examined more precisely three-dimensionally without the eye having to be touched at all. Medicines can detect diseases like the Green Star without any intervention.

  8. Riding The Wave: Pioneering Research Tames Nanoquakes

    The research team, led by Professor Geoff Nash from the University of Exeter, have created a new structure that can manipulate the extreme frequency sound waves – also known as surface acoustic waves or ‘nanoquakes’ , as they run across the surface of a solid material in a similar manner to earthquake tremors on land.

  9. New Model For Bimolecular Reactions In Nanoreactors

    Theoretical physicists have devised a mathematical model of two different molecules reacting within so called nanoreactors that act as catalysts. They gained surprising new insights as to what factors promote reactions and how to control and select them. The model is relevant for a wide range of research fields, from biophysics to energy materials.

  10. PI's Precision Automation Solutions Featured At 2017 LASER World Of PHOTONICS

    The world’s largest conference and trade show on laser technology and photonics is the backdrop for PI’s most anticipated high performance motion solutions for photonics, robotics, microscopy, and precision industrial automation applications. Held in Munich, Germany from June 26th to 29th, LASER World of PHOTONICS includes lectures and exhibits from the pioneers of the photonics world and anticipates more than 30,000 visitors this year.