Genetic activity in the entire genome of multicellular fungi analysed at a stroke
With a combination of microscopic laser scissors and modern sequencing methods, biologists at the Ruhr-Universität have analyzed the activity of genes in the entire genome of certain fungi in one fell swoop. ...
New method monitors semiconductor etching as it happens—with light
(Phys.org)—University of Illinois researchers have a new low-cost method to carve delicate features onto semiconductor wafers using light – and watch as it happens.
Biochemistry: New technique to study interaction of metal ions in a liquid
In August, the members of an ISOLDE project called LOI88 successfully employed a new technique to study the interaction of metal ions in a liquid. It's the first time that specific ions have been studied ...
Artwork records words, beams them to Philly skies
(AP)—A new interactive artwork opening in Philadelphia will make light of your words, but it's probably not what you think.
Combination of metamaterials and singular optics fueling research innovation
(Phys.org)—Will humans ever control lightning? Could we make the invisible visible, and vice versa?
Researchers grow semiconductors on graphene
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors ...
Needle beam could eliminate signal loss in on-chip optics
(Phys.org)—An international, Harvard-led team of researchers have demonstrated a new type of light beam that propagates without spreading outwards, remaining very narrow and controlled along an unprecedented ...
Light beams offer bright future for lighter-weight cars
(Phys.org)—Beams of light could one day replace the jumble of wires under a car bonnet, leading to lighter-weight and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
New record in quantum communications
(Phys.org)—Researchers from The Australian National University have taken a quantum leap towards developing the next-generation super-fast networks needed to drive future computing.
Good vibrations: Researchers record first direct observations of quantum effects in an optomechanical system
A long-time staple of science fiction is the tractor beam, a technology in which light is used to move massive objects – recall the tractor beam in the movie Star Wars that captured the Millennium Falcon ...
Nano breakthrough boosts data security
(Phys.org) -- The growing e-security issue is being tackled through nanotechnology at Swinburne University of Technology.
World's most powerful X-ray laser beam refined to scalpel precision
With a thin sliver of diamond, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have transformed the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) into an even more precise tool ...
World record neutron beam at Los Alamos National Laboratory
(Phys.org) -- Using a one-of-a-kind laser system at Los Alamos National Laboratory, scientists have created the largest neutron beam ever made by a short-pulse laser, breaking a world record. Neutron beams ...
Bringing telescope tech to X-ray lasers
(Phys.org) -- Technology that helps ground-based telescopes cut through the haze of Earth's atmosphere to get a clearer view of the heavens may also be used to collect better data at cutting-edge X-ray lasers ...