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Atomic ‘Trojan horse’ for a new generation of X-ray lasers

An intense electron beam that could be used in the X-ray lasers of the future has been produced in research led at the University of Strathclyde.

17 Aug 2019 Nature Physics

uSEE breakthrough unlocks the nanoscale world on standard biology lab equipment

The ability to observe how life works at a nanoscale level is a grand challenge of our time.

16 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Thinnest optical waveguide channels light within just three layers of atoms

The work is a proof of concept for scaling down optical devices to sizes that are orders of magnitude smaller than today’s devices.

12 Aug 2019 Nature Nanotechnology

New retroreflective material could be used in nighttime color-changing road signs

The technology could improve safety for drivers and pedestrians, researchers say

9 Aug 2019 Science Advances

Google maps for tissues

BigStitcher can visualize on screen the previously imaged samples in any level of detail desired, but it can also do much more.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Methods

Lessons of conventional imaging let scientists see around corners

The technology could be used in a wide range of applications, from defense and disaster relief to manufacturing and medical imaging.

5 Aug 2019 Nature

System to image the human eye corrects for chromatic aberrations

Personalized method could help diagnose individual vision problems and enhance studies of color perception

1 Aug 2019 Optica

NIST physicists create record-setting quantum motion

Quantum mechanics, the fundamental theory of the atomic world, states that energy is released or absorbed in tiny parcels, or packets, called quanta.

22 Jul 2019 Nature

Simple ‘smart’ glass reveals the future of artificial vision

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds and looks surprisingly low-tech.

8 Jul 2019 Photonics Research

Camera brings unseen world to light

Portable polarization-sensitive camera could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security, atmospheric chemistry and more.

4 Jul 2019 Science

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