Ex nihilo: Dynamical Casimir effect in metamaterial converts vacuum fluctuations into real photons
Nearly perfect, ultrathin invisibility cloak could have wide practical applications
Magnetic shell provides unprecedented control of magnetic fields
Physicists demonstrate first time reversal of water waves
Physicists build quantum amplifier with single artificial atom
Invisibility cloak that generates virtual images gets closer to realization
Fantastic phonons: Blocking sound, channeling heat with 'unprecedented precision'
Imagine living on a bustling city block, but free from the noise of car horns and people on the street. The emerging field of phononics could one day make this a reality.
Thin, active invisibility cloak demonstrated for first time
(Phys.org) —Invisibility cloaking is no longer the stuff of science fiction: two researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have demonstrated an effective invisibility ...
Researchers find way to measure speed of spinning object using light's orbital angular momentum
Researchers develop metamaterials able to control spread of light
Scientists spin photons to send light in one direction
(Phys.org) —Researchers at King's College London have achieved previously unseen levels of control over the travelling direction of electromagnetic waves in waveguides. Their ground-breaking results could ...
Swift, Chandra explore a youthful 'star wreck'
(Phys.org) —While performing an extensive X-ray survey of our galaxy's central regions, NASA's Swift satellite has uncovered the previously unknown remains of a shattered star. Designated G306.3.9 after ...
Metamaterials experts show a way to reduce electrons' effective mass to nearly zero
The field of metamaterials involves augmenting materials with specially designed patterns, enabling those materials to manipulate electromagnetic waves and fields in previously impossible ways. Now, researchers from the University ...
Engineers make tiny, low-cost, terahertz imager chip
(Phys.org)—A secret agent is racing against time. He knows a bomb is nearby. He rounds a corner, spots a pile of suspicious boxes in the alleyway, and pulls out his cell phone. As he scans it over the packages, ...