Team uses solar-powered proteins to filter harmful antibiotics from water
(Phys.org) —New research, just published, details how University of Cincinnati researchers have developed and tested a solar-powered nano filter that is able to remove harmful carcinogens and antibiotics ...
Panasonic tech fixes color setbacks in low light photos (w/ video)
Fish skin structure explains biological cloaking
The highly effective optical means by which silvery fish, such as the European sardine and Atlantic herring, camouflage themselves from predators is explained this month in Nature Photonics.
Metal nanoparticles shine with customizable color (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at Harvard have demonstrated a new kind of tunable color filter that uses optical nanoantennas to obtain precise control of color output.
Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new kind of screen pixel doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make ...
Nanotech filter separates oil and water
(PhysOrg.com) -- Water and oil may not mix, but, like two boxers nearing the end of the final round, they can get awfully tangled up.
Scientists create world's first 'super-twisted' light
(PhysOrg.com) -- The research team at the University of Glasgow twisted the light like a corkscrew by using a polarising filter, before shining it onto a specially shaped piece of gold to create the world's first 'super twisting'.
High-speed filter uses electrified nanostructures to purify water at low cost
(PhysOrg.com) -- By dipping plain cotton cloth in a high-tech broth full of silver nanowires and carbon nanotubes, Stanford researchers have developed a new high-speed, low-cost filter that could easily be ...
Smallest U-M logo demonstrates advanced display technology
In a step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens, a University of Michigan professor has developed a new type of color filter made of nano-thin sheets of metal with precisely ...
Polymer-based filter successfully cleans water, recovers oil in Gulf of Mexico test
In response to the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, a University of Pittsburgh engineering professor has developed a technique for separating oil from water via a cotton filter coated in a chemical polymer that blocks ...
Qualcomm's next e-book to use a mirasol display
Mantis shrimps could show us the way to a better DVD
(PhysOrg.com) -- The remarkable eyes of a marine crustacean could inspire the next generation of DVD and CD players, according to a new study from the University of Bristol published today in Nature Photonics.
Membrane filters are key to future of public water supply, scientists say
As municipalities across the United States reduce their dependence on groundwater sources to mitigate environmental impacts like subsidence and flooding, there is a growing need for better purification processes to keep contaminants ...
Quantum technologies move a step closer with the demonstration of an 'entanglement' filter
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of physicists and engineers has demonstrated an optical device that filters two particles of light (or photons) based on the correlations between their polarisation that are only allowed in the seemingly ...