Photonics & Physics

Anti-reflective coatings for commercial holographic displays

In a joint project with SeeReal Technologies the scientists of Fraunhofer FEP have now developed coatings that enable usage of low power lasers for illumination. The laser is directed in at a very flat angle into a glass plate

New ultrafast laser technique set to probe fundamentals of chemical reactions

Reactions caused by light, such as photosynthesis, can now be captured in greater detail thanks to a technique developed by Imperial researchers

Laser technique for low-cost self-assembly of nanostructures

Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Science and Technology of China have developed a low-cost technique that holds promise for a range of scientific and

Astronomy

Violent methane storms on Titan may solve dune direction mystery

With its thick, hazy atmosphere and surface rivers, mountains, lakes and dunes, Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is one of the most

Ground-breaking findings reveal new insights into the death of stars

DTU researchers have helped design a telescopic mirror system used to detect an asymmetric supernova explosion which occurred at a faster pace and was more powerful on one side of

Dusty substructure in a galaxy far far away

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics have combined high-resolution images from the ALMA telescopes with a new scheme for undoing the distorting effects of a powerful gravitational lens in order to provide the first detailed picture of a young and distant galaxy

Astronomers unveil the farthest galaxy

The team discovered an exceptionally luminous galaxy more than 13 billion years in the past and determined its exact distance from Earth using the powerful MOSFIRE instrument on the

New exoplanet too big for its stars

The host star of the latest exoplanet, HATS-6, is classed as an M-dwarf, which is one of the most numerous types of stars in galaxy

Huge cosmic collisions could help identify dark matter

Dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought, narrowing down the options for what this mysterious substance might be, according to new research involving

Imaging & Machine Vision

Detecting Effects of 3D Shapes in Nanoscale Chip Features

As microchip feature dimensions approach atomic scale, it becomes formidably difficult to measure their size and shape. According to the

4D Technology Introduces FlexCam Roughness and Defect Metrology Module

The FlexCam is a compact, high resolution 3D metrology system for in situ roll-to-roll measurement of

New Cognex Feature Location Technology Offers Unmatched Performance and Speed

Available in the latest Cognex® In-Sight Explorer™ software version 5.1, PatMax RedLine technology is optimized to run on

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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BAE SYSTEMS & FOTONIKS DEVELOP HEAD-UP DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES

As part of the agreement, Fotoniks will work to integrate BAE Systems’ LiteHUD Head-Up Display into the HUD system for the

3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations

For Batteries, One Material Does It All

Engineers at the University of Maryland have created a battery that is made entirely out of one material, which can both move electricity and store it

Graphene champions the next generation 3D display technology

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have shown the capacity of a technique using graphene oxide and complex laser physics to create a pop-up floating display

Photography

New Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R digital SLR cameras pack world’s highest-resolution CMOS sensor with pixel count of approx. 50.6 megapixels

The new Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R, targeting professional and advanced-amateur photographers, feature a Canon-developed 50.6-megapixel 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor that delivers

Sony Introduces the α7II, the World’s First Full-Frame Camera with 5-Axis Image Stabilization

The new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is the world’s first full-frame camera to feature 5-axis image stabilization1, allowing it to compensate for camera movement in five different directions to produce extremely sharp handheld images.

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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