Chaotic laser brings out higher precision OTDR
Professor Wang Yun Cai and his student Wang An Bang reported a new concept of optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) based on a chaotic light correlation method. This will be useful for precise fault location in fiber links ...
Not all quantum properties are lost through interaction with the environment
Catching electrons in the act: Science on the attosecond scale
(PhysOrg.com) -- Understanding how to create artificial photosynthesis, or tough, flexible high-temperature superconductors, or better solar cells, or a myriad other advances, will only be possible when we ...
Context is ev ... well, something, anyway
Today, computers can't reliably identify the objects in digital images. But if they could, they could comb through hours of video for the two or three minutes that a viewer might be interested in, or perform ...
Can a formula predict the outcome of a soccer match?
Quantum measurement precision approaches Heisenberg limit
Computer science researcher hopes to stall malware threat by tracking human use behaviors
Danfeng Yao, an assistant professor in the computer science department at Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, will use a $530,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to develop ...
Highlight: Exploiting strain fields
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronic devices of the future may benefit from a fundamental discovery that allows researchers to customize the electronic properties of complex materials such as single-crystal thin-film structures.
Researchers Find Innate Correlations Among Different Power Law Phenomena
Physicists discover novel electronic properties in two-dimensional carbon structure
Rutgers researchers have discovered novel electronic properties in two-dimensional sheets of carbon atoms called graphene that could one day be the heart of speedy and powerful electronic devices.
Injury and hazards in home health care nursing are a growing concern
Patients continue to enter home healthcare ''sicker and quicker," often with complex health problems that may require extensive nursing care. This increases the risk of needlestick injuries in home healthcare nurses. While ...
Study: Perceptions might often kick a player when they are down
Just like Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown, kicking a football through goal posts can be an elusive task, according to Purdue University research.
What spooks the stock market in October?
(PhysOrg.com) -- October ushers in the fourth quarter, falling leaves, football and in some, now infamous, years, financial meltdowns. Is the tenth month of the year more prone to stock market crashes than others? Economics ...
Putting a Strain on Nanowires Could Yield Colossal Results
(PhysOrg.com) -- In finally answering an elusive scientific question, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that the selective placement ...