News tagged with optical technology

Explained: Femtoseconds and attoseconds

Back in the first half of the 20th century, when MIT's famed Harold "Doc" Edgerton was perfecting his system for capturing fast-moving events on film, the ability to observe changes unfolding at a scale of ...

Sep 18, 2012
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High-resolution microscopy without a lens

(Phys.org)—Over the past several years, major advances have been made at UCLA in the field of lens-less computational imaging technology, particularly in the design of lens-free holographic microscopes, which, because of ...

Sep 05, 2012
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Sailing with nerves of glass

In the world of racing, tiny details can be the difference between victory and defeat. It is no wonder, then, that manufacturers of racing yachts are always on the lookout for new technologies to optimize ...

Jul 03, 2012
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