Scientists create never-before-seen form of matter
Harvard and MIT scientists are challenging the conventional wisdom about light, and they didn't need to go to a galaxy far, far away to do it.
Manipulating Lorentz and Fano spectral line shapes
A new laser for a faster internet
(Phys.org) —A new laser developed by a research group at Caltech holds the potential to increase by orders of magnitude the rate of data transmission in the optical-fiber network—the backbone of the Internet.
Team develops new, inexpensive transparent projection screen (w/ Video)
Picture the Louvre pyramid: the iconic glass pyramid that serves as main entrance and skylight to the landmark museum. The pyramid is illuminated at night, creating a magical ambience. Imagine strolling next ...
Tiny lasers light up future electronics
(Phys.org) —Faster, smaller electronics are one step closer with researchers from The Australian National University successfully making the first room temperature lasers from gallium arsenide nanowires.
Topological insulators: Persuading light to mix it up with matter
Researchers at MIT have succeeded in producing and measuring a coupling of photons and electrons on the surface of an unusual type of material called a topological insulator. This type of coupling had been ...
Researchers devise a way to mimic gravitational lensing in a way that can be seen
SLAC scientists create twisted light
(Phys.org) —Scientists at SLAC have found a new method to create coherent beams of twisted light – light that spirals around a central axis as it travels. It has the potential to generate twisted light ...
Fastest rotating man-made object created
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of St Andrews has created the world's fastest spinning man-made object.
NIST ytterbium atomic clocks set record for stability
A pair of experimental atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has set a new record for stability. The clocks act like 21st-century pendulums or ...
'Groovy' hologram creates strange state of light at visible and invisible wavelengths
(Phys.org) —Applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated that they can change the intensity, phase, and polarization of light rays using a hologram-like ...
Researchers stop and store light for 60 seconds
Researchers use Raman spectroscopy and STM to allow chemical mapping of molecules to 1nm resolution
Models from big molecules captured in a flash
(Phys.org) —To learn how biological molecules like proteins function, scientists must first understand their structures. Almost as important is understanding how the structures change, as molecules in the ...