Interplanetary precision laser could reach to Mars and beyond
Do-it-yourself invisibility with 3-D printing
Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments. Now it appears creating a simple cloak has become a lot simpler.
Researchers discover way to allow 80 percent of sound to pass through walls
Researchers amplify variations in video, making the invisible visible
At this summer's Siggraph the premier computer-graphics conference researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) will present new software that amplifies ...
Meta-transmitarray offers unprecedented control of light on subwavelength scales
Printable 'bionic' ear melds electronics and biology
Scientists at Princeton University used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability.
Team builds first integrated graphene digital circuit to function at gigahertz frequencies
A low-cost, finger-nail sized radar
European researchers have squeezed radar technology into a low-cost fingernail-sized chip package that promises to lead to a new range of distance and motion sensing applications. The novel device could have important uses ...
Super-massive black hole inflates giant bubble
Like symbiotic species, a galaxy and its central black hole lead intimately connected lives. The details of this relationship still pose many puzzles for astronomers. Some black holes actively accrete matter. ...
NASA spacecraft records 'Earthsong'
Nobody ever said anything about singing, though. A NASA spacecraft has just beamed back a beautiful song sung by our own planet.
In search for dark matter components, physicists edge closer by watching radiation shifts
(Phys.org) —Nuclear magnetic resonance—that phenomenon where nuclei of certain atoms, when in a magnetic field, take in and give off measurable amounts of electromagnetic radiation—is everywhere.
Spirals of light may lead to better electronics
(Phys.org) —A group of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created the optical equivalent of a tuning fork—a device that can help steady the electrical currents needed ...
No-photon laser: Physicists demonstrate 'superradiant' laser design
Physicists at JILA have demonstrated a novel "superradiant" laser design, which has the potential to be 100 to 1,000 times more stable than the best conventional visible lasers. This type of laser could boost ...
Detected radio bursts evidence of 'exotic phenomena'
The detection of four short bursts of radio waves, possibly arising from explosions billions of light years away, could be powerful tools to study our Universe, according to research published in Science.