Color pixels made of nanowires offer new paradigm for digital cameras
'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut
Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound images provide snapshots but each suffers limitations. Help is on the way.
'Molecular movies' will enable extraordinary gains in bioimaging, health research
Researchers today announced the creation of an imaging technology more powerful than anything that has existed before, and is fast enough to observe life processes as they actually happen at the molecular ...
X-ray laser gives buckyballs a big kick
(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have been blowing up "buckyballs" – soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules – with an X-ray laser to understand how they fly apart. The results, they say, will aid biological ...
Single-pixel 'multiplex' captures elusive terahertz images
A novel metamaterial enables a fast, efficient and high-fidelity terahertz radiation imaging system capable of manipulating the stubborn electromagnetic waves, advancing a technology with potential applications ...
Nanoscale composites improve MRI: Researchers merge magnetic particles to detect, fight disease
(Phys.org) —Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.
Sony inspired by biomimicry develops curved CMOS sensors
Developing terahertz detectors with carbon nanotubes: Improvements in MRIs on the horizon
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could ...
Down the road, you may see smartphone holograms
New goggle-like device may lead to 3-D augmented reality technology that minimizes visual fatigue
Augmented reality is increasingly becoming… well … a reality. Smartphone apps can point out restaurants as you scan the street with your phone camera or even identify constellations when you point your ...
New 'T-ray' tech converts light to sound for weapons detection, medical imaging
A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum—the terahertz range.
Glasses-free 3-D projector (w/ Video)
Over the past three years, researchers in the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab have steadily refined a design for a glasses-free, multiperspective, 3-D video screen, which they hope could provide ...
Using light to identify chiral molecules for pharmaceuticals
(Phys.org) —A combination of nanotechnology and a unique twisting property of light could lead to new methods for ensuring the purity and safety of pharmaceuticals.
New theory could reduce number of sensors required for terahertz imaging systems
Terahertz imaging, which is already familiar from airport security checkpoints, has a number of other promising applications—from explosives detection to collision avoidance in cars. Like sonar or radar, ...