News tagged with signaling

Ultra-high-contrast digital sensing

Virtually any modern information-capture device—such as a camera, audio recorder, or telephone—has an analog-to-digital converter in it, a circuit that converts the fluctuating voltages of analog signals into strings ...

dateJul 17, 2017 in Engineering
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Eavesdropping on the ocean's mighty microorganisms

The microscopic organisms that make up ocean ecosystems are invisible to the naked eye, yet they are responsible for producing half the oxygen we breathe, and for sustaining all the world's fisheries. Now, nearing the end ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Environment
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Nanoscale motion sends light into overdrive

AMOLF researchers have developed nanoscale strings whose motion can be converted to light signals with unprecedented strength. This could allow for extremely precise sensors and comes with an important side effect. "Analogous ...

dateJul 07, 2017 in Nanophysics
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