Communication channel between cells and machines paves way toward bio-hybrid robots
Trade-off coding for quantum communication provides more benefits than previously thought
Nanowire lens can reconfigure its imaging properties
Vertical cavity quantum switch could lead us away from electronics-based computing
Physicists describe how to make time-reversed light pulses
Artificial magnetic fields for light could illuminate correlated quantum systems
Making quantum encryption practical
One of the many promising applications of quantum mechanics in the information sciences is quantum key distribution (QKD), in which the counterintuitive behavior of quantum particles guarantees that no one can eavesdrop on ...
New camera system creates high-resolution 3-D images from up to a kilometer away
(Phys.org) —A standard camera takes flat, 2-D pictures. To get 3-D information, such as the distance to a far-away object, scientists can bounce a laser beam off the object and measure how long it takes ...
Breaking the final barrier: Room-temperature electrically powered nanolasers
(Phys.org) —A breakthrough in nanolaser technology has been made by Arizona State University researchers.
Graphene plasmonics beats the drug cheats
Wonder material graphene could help detect the presence of drugs or toxins in the body or dramatically improve airport security, University of Manchester researchers have found.
'Standard quantum limit' smashed, could mean better fiber-optic comms
(Phys.org)—Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research* from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute ...
New nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis, now being tested in Type 1 diabetes and asthma
In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin ...
Scientists use molecular layers to study nanoscale heat transfer
Scientific research has provided us with a fundamental understanding of how light (via photons) and electricity (via electrons) move within and between materials at the micrometer or nanometer levels, making possible a wide ...
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 ...