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Carving diamonds for optical components

Thanks to a new technique developed at EPFL, optical diffraction gratings can now be made out of pure diamond, with their surfaces smoothed down to the very last atom. These new devices can be used to alter the wavelength ...

dateSep 05, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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A genomic take on geobiology

Scientists know that atmospheric oxygen irreversibly accumulated on Earth around 2.3 billion years ago, at a time known as the Great Oxidation Event, or GOE. Prior to that time all life was microbial, and most, if not all, ...

dateJun 06, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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