For the first time, engineers at Caltech have created a stable ring of plasma in open air—essentially capturing lightning in a bottle, but without the bottle.
Brown University researchers have demonstrated for the first time a method of substantially changing the spatial coherence of light.
Terahertz radiation—the band of the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and visible light—has promising applications in medical and industrial imaging and chemical detection, among other uses.
Astronomers have precisely measured the strength of a fundamental force of Nature in a galaxy seen eight billion years in the past.
Researchers prototype system for reading closed books: New method identifies letters printed on first 9 pages of a stack
MIT researchers and their colleagues are designing an imaging system that can read closed books.