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Tagged: optics

  • Levitating Nanomachines

    Reversing the direction of a quantum force could prevent nano devices from sticking together–and even make them levitate.

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  • Cells, Live and in 3-D

    A new kind of microscope creates detailed, three-dimensional movies of living cells as they respond to changes in the environment.


  • Nanowire LEDs

    Infrared light-emitting nanowires could lead to optical communications on microchips.

  • Looking for Signs of Life

    New facial-recognition software features a test that can root out fraudsters trying to pass off a photograph as a real person.


  • Storing Light

    A new optical device could make high-speed computing and communications possible.


  • Giant Mirror for a New Space Telescope

    Engineers have developed a new lighter, cheaper mirror to sit aboard the Hubble’s successor, enabling scientists to peer deep into the universe.


  • Sheets of Stretchable Silicon

    Researchers have shown that ultrathin sheets of silicon can stretch in two dimensions–opening up the possibility of electronic eyeballs and smart surgical gloves.


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