Precise trace gas analysis, without the noise
Analyzing trace atmospheric gases can now be considerably more precise with the help of a device that delivers stable and reliable power to the lasers used in gas sensors.
Nanodots Breakthrough May Lead To 'A Library On One Chip'
A researcher at North Carolina State University has developed a computer chip that can store an unprecedented amount of data - enough to hold an entire library's worth of information on a single chip. The new chip stems from ...
Laser adds extra dimension to lab-on-chip
(PhysOrg.com) -- A European research project has shown how to build optical sensors directly into the structure of labs-on-chips. The breakthrough paves the way for on-the-spot medical diagnostics.
New sensor exploits traditional weakness of nano devices
By taking advantage of a phenomenon that until now has been a virtual showstopper for electronics designers, a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Panos Datskos is developing a chemical and biological sensor with ...
RIT captures Haiti disaster with high-tech imaging system
In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that struck Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology are sweeping the leveled city with high-tech imaging integrated into ...
Optical Refrigeration: Researchers Achieve Milestone in Laser Cooling
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of New Mexico have established a new low in temperature cooling through laser cooling of solids to cryogenic temperatures. Under an AFOSR, MURI grant, a team ...
Research leads to novel optofluidics platform of long optical path for robust chem/bio sensing
A research paper that has potential implications for homeland defense, work place safety, and health care has been published in the Journal of Advanced Materials.
Smarter cars are gaining traction (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Lives can depend on a vehicle's moment-by-moment traction. New European technology promises to make cars as good as experienced, alert drivers at sensing and adjusting to wet, snowy or icy ...
Tiny whispering gallery: Sensor can detect a single nanoparticle and take its measurement
(PhysOrg.com) -- Nanotechnology has already made it to the shelves of your local pharmacy and grocery: nanoparticles are found in anti-odor socks, makeup, makeup remover, sunscreen, anti-graffiti paint, home ...
New laser -- it's a gas, gas, gas... sensor
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new generation of optical sensors is enabling the development of robust, long-lasting, lighting-fast trace gas detectors for use in a wide range of industrial, security and domestic applications.
New technology detects chemical weapons in seconds
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect chemical agents and illegal drugs which will help in the fight against the threat of terrorist attacks.
Nano Measurement in the 3rd Dimension
From the motion sensor to the computer chip - in many products of daily life components are used whose functioning is based on smallest structures of the size of thousandths - or even millionths - of millimetres. ...
French physicists claim breakthrough in ultra-fast data access
French physicists said on Sunday they had used ultra-fast lasers that could accelerate storage and retrieval of data on hard discs by up to 100,000 times, pointing the way to a new generation of IT wizardry.