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marine spongevideo

Marine Sponges & Novel Glass Technology

The technology for glass forming and shaping requires heat treatment at high temperatures of about 1000o C. So it has long been a mystery...
photonic devices

Researchers Develop Flexible, Stretchable Photonic Devices

Researchers at MIT and several other institutions have developed a method for making photonic devices — similar to electronic devices but based on light...
Optoelectronics

Optoelectronics without Glass

Optical components for microelectronics must be made of glass. Metals are not suitable for this purpose, since optical data can propagate only across roughly...
ultrasensitive microchip

Chip-based Sensors with Incredible Sensitivity

In London's St. Paul's Cathedral, a whisper can be heard far across the circular whispering gallery as the sound curves around the walls. Now,...
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Putting some Skin in the Microfluidics Game

When smokers slap on a nicotine patch, they rely on the controlled transfer of drugs through the skin to help them break their addiction....
glass

Making Glass Invisible: A Nanoscience-Based Disappearing Act

If you have ever watched television in anything but total darkness, used a computer while sitting underneath overhead lighting or near a window, or...
avionics

Hellenic Navy Readies P-3 Avionics for the Future

The Rockwell CollinsFlight2™ integrated avionics system has been selected by Lockheed Martin to bring Hellenic Navy P-3 aircraft into compliance with upcoming mandates for...
glassy state

Understanding How Electrons Turn to Glass

Researchers at Tohoku University have gained new insight into the electronic processes that guide the transformation of liquids into a solid crystalline or glassy...
optical fibers

Stanford Researchers Build a ‘Billion Sensors’ Earthquake Observatory with Optical Fibers

Thousands of miles of buried optical fibers crisscross California’s San Francisco Bay Area delivering high-speed internet and HD video to homes and businesses. Biondo Biondi,...
nanodisks

Rice U. Study: Vibrating Nanoparticles Interact

Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant frequencies when struck by light. In...
miniature device

A Miniature Laser-like Device for Surface Plasmons

When light is confined between two partially reflecting mirrors and amplified by some material in between them, the resulting beam can be extremely bright...
optical fiber

A Safe Optical Fiber for Delivering Light and Drugs into the...

A flexible, biodegradable optical fiber that can deliver light into the body for medical applications is the latest work of a collaboration between electrical...
metallic glasses

Studying Entropy in Metallic Glasses

A team led by Caltech recently solved a decades-old materials science mystery by tracking down the origin of entropy in metallic glasses. Typically, atoms in...
glass

Brazilian Researcher Proposes New Definition of Glass

Is glass a solid or a liquid? This question, which has been vigorously discussed by specialists in the field for some decades, has just...
amorphous ice

Studies of ‘Amorphous Ice’ Reveal Hidden Order in Glass

In the study, researchers at Princeton University and the City University of New York used computer simulations to show that the water molecules in...
algae

Algae with Light Switch

Sunlight allows green algae to do more than just carry out photosynthesis. Some unicellular algae actually use light to switch the adhesion of their...
stem cells

Amount of Water in Stem Cells Can Determine Its Fate as...

Adding or removing water from a stem cell can change the destiny of the cell, researchers have discovered in a new study published in...
spatially offset Raman spectroscopy

Scientists Develop Fake Booze-Detecting Method in Fight Against Counterfeiters

Researchers at The University of Manchester have demonstrated that the world’s first handheld SORS device can detect fake spirits, such as vodka and whisky,...
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Chip-Based Nanoscopes Offer a Stable and Affordable Peek into the Atomic...

Currently, in order to achieve high-resolution images, optical nanoscopy techniques use glass slides to contain samples along with an advanced microscope for imaging. However,...
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Invisibility Is Within Sight

Transparent particles with extraordinarily high refractive indices can become almost invisible at wavelengths longer than the particle size, an A*STAR-led theoretical study has shown1....