Retroreflector transmits light with negligible power consumption
Improving lasers with microring mirrors
Anti-mirror optical illusion could increase LED luminosity and laser power
Light, instead of electrodes, could control deformable mirrors
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 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)
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 ...
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 ...
Laser-based camera can see around corners
Your vital signs, on camera
You can check a persons vital signs -- pulse, respiration and blood pressure -- manually or by attaching sensors to the body. But a student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program is ...
Signs of dark matter may point to mirror matter candidate
Scientists discover neurons that 'mirror' the attention of others
Whether a monkey is looking to the left or merely watching another monkey looking that way, the same neurons in his brain are firing, according to researchers at the Duke University Medical Center.
Particle physics study finds new data for extra Z-bosons and potential fifth force of nature
The Large Hadron Collider is an enormous particle accelerator whose 17-mile tunnel straddles the borders of France and Switzerland. A group of physicists at the University of Nevada, Reno has analyzed data from the accelerator ...