New LED packaging technology improves performance
Sensor in eye could track pressure changes, monitor for glaucoma
Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it's time to see an eye doctor.
A new multilayer-based grating for hard X-ray grating interferometry
(Phys.org) —A new kind of x-ray multilayer grating that could open a pathway for high-sensitivity, hard x-ray phase contrast full-field imaging of large samples has been developed by researchers at the National Institutes ...
In new mass-production technique, robotic insects spring to life
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.
Silicon-based probe microstructure could underpin safer neural implants
Neural probe arrays are expected to significantly benefit the lives of amputees and people affected by spinal cord injuries or severe neuromotor diseases. By providing a direct route of communication between the brain and ...
Building 3-D fractals on a nanoscale: Structure repeats itself from micro to nano
It all starts with a single octahedron structure, then after four iterations there are already 625 of them. Each iteration creates a new octahedron at each vertex. The result is a fascinating 3D fractal construction on micro ...
A Cupid made of carbon nanotubules: World's tiniest Valentine
(Phys.org)—Got a "little crush" on someone this Valentine's Day? Maybe you've been hit by a little arrow belonging to this cupid made from carbon nanotubes by Brigham Young University physics students.
Microtechnology: Double-layer capping solves two problems
Continual downsizing of technology means that researchers have to develop ever more ingenious methods of packaging and protecting their tiny devices. Jae-Wung Lee and co-workers at the A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics, ...
Terminator-style info-vision takes step towards reality
The streaming of real-time information across your field of vision is a step closer to reality with the development of a prototype contact lens that could potentially provide the wearer with hands-free information updates.