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April 17, 2017 3:37 pm
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
A team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Applied Physics Assistant Professor Nanfang Yu, has invented a method to control light propagating in confined pathways, or waveguides, with high efficiency by using nano-antennas. To demonstrate this technique, they built photonic integrated devices that not only had record-small footprints ...
April 17, 2017 6:59 am
Duke University
Material scientists have predicted and built two new magnetic materials, atom-by-atom, using high-throughput computational models. The success marks a new era for the large-scale design of new magnetic materials at unprecedented speed. Although magnets abound in everyday life, they are actually rarities ...
April 17, 2017 7:24 am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading to the worst oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the well's operators thought they would be able to block the leak within a few weeks. On May 9 they succeeded in lowering a 125-ton containment dome over the broken wellhead ...
April 12, 2017 9:33 am
American Chemical Society
Despite the many advances in portable electronic devices, one thing remains constant: the need to plug them into a wall socket to recharge. Now researchers, reporting in the journal ACS Nano, have developed a light-weight, paper-based device inspired by the Chinese and Japanese arts of paper-cutting ...
April 11, 2017 4:22 pm
Reuben George, Cypress Semiconductor
Today the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts almost all industries, with the potential to become a $1.7 trillion market by 2020. The IoT space is built on cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors with mobile, virtual, and instantaneous connectivity. Industry experts say this ...
April 11, 2017 1:17 pm
Louisiana State University
Radio waves, microwaves and even light itself are all made of electric and magnetic fields. The classical theory of electromagnetism was completed in the 1860s by James Clerk Maxwell. At the time, Maxwell's theory was revolutionary, and provided a unified framework to understand electricity ...
April 11, 2017 10:59 am
World Scientific
Young researcher in Changchun University of Science and Technology, Dr. Fei Yan has published the comprehensive review on quantum image processing in World-Scientific-International Journal of Quantum Information with his co-researchers, entitled "Quantum image processing: A ...
April 11, 2017 9:52 am
Newcastle University
Hackers are able to decipher PINs and passwords just from the way we tilt our phone when we are typing in the information. Cyber experts at Newcastle University, UK, have revealed the ease with which malicious websites, as well as installed apps, can spy on us using just the information ...
April 10, 2017 9:23 am
University of New Mexico
A new scientific paper published, in part, by a University of New Mexico physicist is shedding light on a strange force impacting particles at the smallest level of the material world. The discovery, published in Physical Review Letters, was made by an international team of researchers led ...
April 7, 2017 11:12 am
FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO
Optomechanical devices, which simultaneously confine light waves and mechanical waves to permit interaction between them, can be used both to study fundamental questions in physics and to sense motion in a way similar to electromechanical accelerometers. In smartphones, these electronic ...
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