Photonics & Physics

Opening a New Route to Photonics

A new route to ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry has been discovered by researchers with the

Zygo Releases Verifire XL Interferometer for Large Form Metrology

Measurement and analysis of surface topography on the Verifire XL interferometer is handled by ZYGO’s Mx™ metrology software, the

World's Thinnest Light Bulb—Graphene Gets Bright!

Creating light in small structures on the surface of a chip is crucial for developing fully integrated

Astronomy

Pluto's Moons Seen in Highest Detail Yet

Much ink has been spilled over Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. And yet, such discussions have not diminished scientific interest in Earth’s most distant cousin. A new study

Discovering a New Stage in the Galactic Lifecycle

On its own, dust seems fairly unremarkable. However, by observing the clouds of gas and dust within a galaxy, astronomers can determine important information about the history of star formation and the

Roadmap to the Stars

A laser-powered wafer-thin spacecraft capable of reaching Alpha Centauri in 20 years may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but

A first: Exoplanet smaller than Earth gets its size and mass measured

A team of astronomers has measured the mass and size of a Mars-sized planet orbiting a red dwarf star about 200 light years from our solar system. The planet

Similarities between aurorae on Mars and Earth

The result was achieved through numerical simulation and a laboratory experiment, called the Planeterrella, used to simulate the

Cause of galactic death: strangulation

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh have found that levels of metals contained in dead galaxies provide key

Imaging & Machine Vision

Series Production Launches for the new Basler ace Models with Sony's IMX174 CMOS Sensor

The most notable features on the new Basler ace cameras with the IMX174 sensor are high quantum efficiency, wide dynamic range and extremely low noise. This means that these

Alumnus’s throwable tactical camera gets commercial release

In July, the Boston-based startup will release its first line of tactical spheres, equipped with cameras and sensors, that can be tossed into

Point Grey Adds High Resolution 12 MP CCD Model to Grasshopper®3 USB3 Vision™ Camera Line

The Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-120S6 models are based on color and monochrome versions of the

Medical Engineering

Anitoa Systems Demonstrates Compact qPCR using Ultra Low-Light CMOS Bio-Optical Sensor

A key component of this handheld qPCR is the CMOS bio-optical sensor chip

An Improved Method for Coating Gold Nanorods

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell. Gold nanorods are being investigated for use in a wide variety of biomedical applications, and this advance

Sensors Unlimited Introduces Fastest SWIR 2048-Pixel Line Scan Camera to Support Medical Diagnosis

The 10-micron pitch and the 210-micron pixel height make it easy to align with spectrometers commonly used in

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New 'designer carbon' from Stanford boosts battery performance

Stanford scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors

One Step Closer to a Single-Molecule Device

With electronic devices becoming smaller every day, the field of molecular electronics has become ever more critical in solving the problem of further miniaturization, and single molecules represent the limit of miniaturization

New Device Could Greatly Improve Speech and Image Recognition

Spin waves are collective oscillations of spins in magnetic materials. Spin wave devices are advantageous over their

‘Microcombing’ Creates Stronger, More Conductive Carbon Nanotube Films

Researchers from North Carolina State University and China’s Suzhou Institute of Nano-Science and Nano-Biotics have developed an inexpensive technique called “microcombing” to align carbon nanotubes, which can be used to create large, pure CNT films that are stronger than any

Gadgets

RideOn’s Indiegogo Campaign Brings Augmented Reality to Ski Slopes for First Time

RideOn goggles

The experience of riding down the mountain will change dramatically in 2015. RideOn, a startup based in Tel Aviv, recently unveiled their prototype of ski goggles of the

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Experience Virtual Reality with ZEISS VR ONE

ZEISS VR ONE

To dive into virtual worlds, all the user needs to do is select an appropriate VR app and slide his or her smartphone into the headset using the tray provided. ZEISS VR ONE will initially be available worldwide with a tray for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and the iPhone 6

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For the first time in industry, Sharp Develops 7.0" Tablet with MEMS-IGZO display

Sharp Tablet equipped with MEMS-IGZO Display

The MEMS-IGZO display on this tablet is a cutting-edge display jointly developed with Pixtronix, Inc. (hereafter "Pixtronix"), a subsidiary company of Qualcomm Incorporated. By integrating Pixtronix's MEMS display technology and

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Life style

Ulysse Nardin Musical Marvel Delights on the Hour, on Request with Vivaldi Melody.

Stranger Vivaldi

As revolutionary as it is in engineering, it is equally stylish. Exhibiting a modern appeal, sleek lines are tempered by a repetitive circle motif. Large Roman numerals mark the hours, adding a casual air. Its aesthetic is further

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Jaquet Droz presents The Bird Repeater Geneva

The Bird Repeater Geneva

At the center of the dial, a pair of elegant goldfinches have nested right in the heart of Île Rousseau, the island paradise for birds located precisely at the entrance to the lake. These creatures, their plumage as brightly colored as a Fauvist canvas, hand-sculpted in gold

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