Improving DNA sequencing: Sponge-like biosensor crams enormous power into tiny space
Vanderbilt University engineers have created a "spongy" silicon biosensor that shows promise not only for medical diagnostics, but also for the detection of dangerous toxins and other tiny molecules in the ...
3-D printers make replicas of cuneiform tablets
Today's Assyriology scholars study Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets with the help of digital photographs or handwritten copies of the texts, but ideally, they visit collections to see the tablets ...
Quantum simulation with light: Frustrations between photon pairs
Researchers of the University of Vienna used a quantum mechanical system in the laboratory to simulate complex many-body systems. This experiment promises future quantum simulators enormous potential insights ...
Australian-led research in nanotechnology a huge breakthrough
(PhysOrg.com) -- Groundbreaking research in quantum light source led by the University of Sydney will result in information speeds many times faster and data that is almost impossible to hack.
GRIN plasmonics: A practical path to superfast computing, invisibility carpet-cloaking devices
(PhysOrg.com) -- Berkeley Lab researchers have carried out the first experimental demonstration of GRIN plasmonics, a hybrid technology that opens the door to a wide range of exotic applications in optics, ...
Wireless broadband coming to the bush
A major CSIRO breakthrough in wireless technology designed to bring broadband to people living beyond the optical fibre network, will be unveiled in Sydney tomorrow.
Physicists break color barrier for sending, receiving photons
University of Oregon scientists have invented a method to change the color of single photons in a fiber optic cable. The laser-tweaked feat could be a quantum step forward for transferring and receiving high ...
Laser-based missile defense for helicopters being developed
(PhysOrg.com) -- Protecting helicopters in combat from heat-seeking missiles is the goal of new laser technology created at the University of Michigan and Omni Sciences, Inc., which is a U-M spin-off company.
IBM and EU partner to enable digitization of historic European texts on massive scale
IBM and the EU have expanded their research collaboration, which now includes more than two-dozen national libraries, research institutes, universities, and companies across Europe to provide new technology that will enable ...
Intel Milestone Confirms Light Beams Can Replace Electronic Signals for Future Computers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Intel today announced an important advance in the quest to use light beams to replace the use of electrons to carry data in and around computers.
Optical Society Launches Laser Anniversary Video
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the release of the video Lasers: Transforming Life, a special anniversary video highlighting the importance of lasers and laser technology.
Prism-patterned screen brings paradigm shift to 3D displays
'Microrings' could nix wires for communications in homes, offices
(PhysOrg.com) -- Purdue University researchers have developed a miniature device capable of converting ultrafast laser pulses into bursts of radio-frequency signals, a step toward making wires obsolete for ...
AOptix Technologies and NuCrypt demonstrate physical-layer quantum encryption
AOptix Technologies, a leading edge developer of ultra-high bandwidth laser communication solutions, and NuCrypt, a provider of technology for ultra-high security over optical communication networks, disclosed today the recent ...