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Atmospheric Whistles

Fusion Scientists Find Inspiration in Atmospheric Whistles

The ScienceThe challenge of fusion energy is often equated to capturing—and holding—lightning in a bottle. The analogy is apt. Lightning and a fusion energy...
metamaterials

Building Blocks to Create Metamaterials

Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics.Their work could pave...
spinvideo

Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin

Imagine playing a game of billiards, putting a bit of counter-clockwise spin on the cue ball and watching it deflect to the right as...
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New Study May Lead to Changes in Treatment of ALS Patients

A Penn State study brings researchers one step closer to better understanding and treating dysarthria, a type of speech disorder, in people with ALS.Dysarthria,...
Electromagnetic Water Cloak

Electromagnetic Water Cloak Eliminates Drag and Wake

Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object’s wake, greatly reducing its drag while simultaneously helping...
space communication

NASA Explores Artificial Intelligence for Space Communications

NASA spacecraft typically rely on human-controlled radio systems to communicate with Earth. As collection of space data increases, NASA looks to cognitive radio, the...
gravitational wavesvideo

New Source of Gravitational Waves Is Observed

US physicists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip S. Thorne were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to the detection...
metamaterials

Developing “ABCs” for Exploiting New Phenomena in Light-Matter Interactions

A unique class of engineered light-manipulating materials, known as metamaterials or structured materials, makes use of patterns of strongly interacting wavelength or sub-wavelength-sized elements....
electromagnetic scattering

New Theory Could Open Potent New Applications for Light

One bar, two bars — it’s an all-too-common problem. You’re in a large building, driving in a remote area, or even right in the...
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...
terahertz frequencies

Bridging the Terahertz Gap

Optical frequency combs are widely-used, high-precision tools for measuring and detecting different frequencies — a.k.a. colors — of light. Unlike conventional lasers, which emit...
gravitational wavesvideo

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by...

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves -- ripples in space-time -- in addition to light from the spectacular collision of...
wearable optics

In a First for Wearable Optics, Researchers Develop Stretchy Fiber to...

The exciting applications of wearable sensors have sparked a tremendous amount of research and business investment in recent years. Sensors attached to the body...
quantum

Quantum Communications Bend to Our Needs

The potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades. One of the issues impeding its immediate application is...
Flat-panel loudspeakers

Designing a World of Immersive Sound

Imagine your new home theater features a screen that serves as an extended loudspeaker, able to radiate sound linked to moving video images. Then...
waveguides

Conformal Metasurface Coating Eliminates Crosstalk and Shrinks Waveguides

The properties of materials can behave in funny ways. Tweak one aspect to make a device smaller or less leaky, for example, and something...
Terahertz Laser

Tiny Terahertz Laser Could Be Used for Imaging, Chemical Detection

Terahertz radiation — the band of the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and visible light — has promising applications in medical and industrial imaging and...
preterm babies

Electrical Grounding Technique May Improve Health Outcomes of NICU Babies

A technique called "electrical grounding" may moderate preterm infants’ electromagnetic exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and improve their health outcomes, according...
quantum computers

Classical Mechanics Helps Control Quantum Computers

Quantum technology is seen as an important future-oriented technology: smaller, faster and with higher performance than conventional electronics. However, exploiting quantum effects is difficult...
emulator

World’s Most Powerful Emulator of Radio-Signal Traffic Opens for Business

Today is the grand opening of the Colosseum. We are not referring here to the storied concrete Colosseum in Rome, which was completed in...