Search results for wave engineering

Optics & Photonics Jan 07, 2021

Optical network shapes pulses of light

A team of UCLA engineers and researchers has developed a new method to shape light pulses by creating physical networks that are composed specially engineered layers. These layers are designed using deep learning and then ...

Nanophysics Jan 14, 2021

Acoustofluidic centrifuge for nanoparticle enrichment and assortment

Liquid droplets have recently gained renewed attention as a simplified model for a variety of fascinating physical phenomena at the scale of the cell nucleus to stellar black holes. In a new report now published in Science ...

Optics & Photonics Jan 12, 2021

Synergistic collaboration leads to new strategy for biomedical 3-D imaging

When it comes to getting a three-dimensional look at cells in the human body, it is not much different than figuring out precisely where a firefly is in a field at night. We can tell which direction it is in, but it is challenging ...

Quantum Physics Jan 13, 2021

Pivotal discovery in quantum and classical information processing

Working with theorists in the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, researchers in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have achieved a scientific control that is a ...

Ecology Jan 12, 2021

Recovered Midwestern bird soars off endangered species list

The interior least tern, a hardy Midwestern bird that survived a craze for its plumage and dam-building that destroyed much of its habitat, has soared off the endangered species list.

Space Exploration Jan 14, 2021

Mars 2020 Perseverance rover to capture sounds from the red planet

When the Mars Perseverance rover lands on the red planet on Feb. 18, 2021, it will not only collect stunning images and rock samples; the data it returns may also include some recorded sounds from Mars.

Ecology Jan 15, 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants found in intertidal areas throughout much of the world's tropical and subtropical coastlines. Mangrove ecosystems are highly variable, ranging from sparse, stunted shrubs to dense stands ...

Ecology Jan 11, 2021

Ocean acidification is transforming California mussel shells

The large mollusk known as the California mussel makes its home in the rocky shoreline along the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Alaska. Considered a "foundational" animal, Mytilus californianus provides homes for hundreds of ...

Optics & Photonics Jan 15, 2021

Towards applications: ultra-low-loss on-chip zero-index materials

A refractive index of zero induces a wave vector with zero amplitude and undefined direction. Therefore, light propagating inside a zero-index medium does not accumulate any spatial phase advance, resulting in perfect spatial ...

Ecology Jan 13, 2021

Indigenous peoples wary of UN biodiversity rescue plan

As crunch UN talks to reverse the accelerating destruction of nature loom, indigenous peoples are sounding an alarm over proposed conservation plans they say could clash with their rights.

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