Retroreflector transmits light with negligible power consumption
Improving lasers with microring mirrors
Anti-mirror optical illusion could increase LED luminosity and laser power
Light bursts out of a flying mirror
(Phys.org) —An international team of researchers succeeds in generating flashes of extreme ultraviolet radiation via the reflection from a mirror that moves close to the speed of light.
Light, instead of electrodes, could control deformable mirrors
Math professor's side mirror that eliminates 'blind spot' receives US patent
A side mirror that eliminates the dangerous "blind spot" for drivers has now received a U.S. patent. The subtly curved mirror, invented by Drexel University mathematics professor Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, dramatically ...
Scientists create light from vacuum
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in creating light from vacuum observing an effect first predicted over 40 years ago. The results will be published tomorrow ...
Researchers develop optically switchable chiral terahertz metamolecules
A multi-institutional team of researchers that included scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created the first artificial molecules whose chirality can be rapidly switched ...
Close encounters: When Daniel123 met Jane234 (w/ video)
The universe may have been born spinning, according to new findings on the symmetry of the cosmos
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists and astronomers have long believed that the universe has mirror symmetry, like a basketball. But recent findings from the University of Michigan suggest that the shape of the Big ...
Genomes of limpet, leech and worm put spotlight on lophotrochozoans
A new report in the journal Nature unveils three of the first genomes from a vast, understudied swath of the animal kingdom that includes as many as one-quarter of Earth's marine species. By publishing the ge ...
Researchers showcase cylindrical mirror on iPad
No more blind spots: Researchers design new rearview mirror
(Phys.org)—A new optical prescription for automobile side-view mirrors may eliminate the dreaded "blind spot" in traffic without distorting the perceived distance of cars approaching from behind. As described ...