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Tiny terahertz laser could be used for imaging, chemical detection

1 week ago from Science Blog

Terahertz radiation — the band of the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and visible light — has promising applications in medical and industrial imaging and chemical detection, among other uses. But...

High-resolution optical coherence tomography without particle accelerator

1 week ago from Physorg

A visit to the optometrist often involves optical coherence tomography. This imaging process uses infrared radiation to penetrate the layers of the retina and examine it more closely in three...

Record for fastest light pulse set

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A research team has demonstrated a 53-attosecond X-ray flash, opening the door to shoot slow-motion video of electrons and atoms in living cells.

From greenhouse gas to 3-D surface-microporous graphene

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Tiny dents in the surface of graphene greatly enhances its potential as a supercapacitor. Even better, it can be made from carbon dioxide in a novel approach. The process uses...

DHS Selects Arizona State University to Lead Center of Excellence for Accelerating Operational Efficiency

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

DHS S&T announced the selection of Arizona State University to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence for Accelerating Operational Efficiency...

Secretary of the Air Force orders instruction review

2 weeks ago from UPI

The secretary of the Air Force has said the Air Force will significantly pare back outmoded and unnecessary Air Force Instructions over the next two years.

Invisibility cloak takes one step closer to revealing itself

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Two research teams have made structures that could help conceal objects from daylight – taking the next step towards making the visible, invisible. Recent progress draws on advances in so-called...

Pig headed to auction breaks out of truck on Washington highway

2 weeks ago from UPI

A large pig halted traffic on a Washington highway after escaping a truck headed for auction.

Ryan Reynolds shares first look of Josh Brolin as Cable in 'Deadpool 2'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Ryan Reynolds has given fans their first taste of how Josh Brolin will appear as time-traveling mutant Cable in "Deadpool 2."

Metal clouds to protect fusion reactor walls from heat flux

2 weeks ago from UPI

Scientists in Belgium have showed that vapor clouds of liquid metal can successfully reflect heat during extreme temperature flux.

Solar revolution in Lebanon could offer alternative to power blackouts

2 weeks ago from UPI

The industrial sector in Lebanon is showing the most rapid growth in conversion to solar energy.

Benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than thought

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated, because gaseous emissions from traditional wood stoves form more particulate matter in the...

Jacksonville Jaguars sign safety Jeron Johnson

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Jacksonville Jaguars added to an already exceptional secondary with the addition of safety Jeron Johnson.

Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Electric car startup Faraday Future said Monday it had signed a lease for a new assembly plant in California and reaffirmed its intention to start deliveries in 2018.

New OCT technique provides better 3-D imaging of the cellular structure of the eye

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution live imaging technique that can be used for early detection of retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration , diabetes-related conditions, glaucoma or...

Canines catch waves at World Dog Surfing Championship

2 weeks ago from UPI

Dozens of dogs showed off their balance and composure by catching waves at a surfing competition in California.

Nanocrystalline LEDs: Red, green, yellow, blue …

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

The color of the light emitted by an LED can be tuned by altering the size of their semiconductor crystals. Researchers have now found a clever and economical way of...

Making an Ultra-small Silicon "Chip"

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

A new polymer, created with a structure inspired by crystalline silicon, may make it easier to build better computers and solar cells.

Poland says it could eventually do without Russian gas

2 weeks ago from UPI

Poland is willing to keep buying natural gas from Russia if conditions are right, though its economy is moving in another direction, the foreign minister said.

Third gas discovery declared off the coast of Myanmar

2 weeks ago from UPI

Australian energy company Woodside Petroleum said it was reviewing its options after finding natural gas during an exploration campaign offshore Myanmar.

How to Keep a Vital Diagnostic Isotope in Stock

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers succeed in producing larger quantities of a long-lived radioisotope, titanium-44, that generates a needed isotope, scandium-44g, on demand.

Hybrid drones carry heavier payloads for greater distances

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

MIT alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 is a technology innovator and entrepreneur with several engineering “firsts” under his belt. In the mid-1990s, Phan helped build the Draper Small...

MOF keeps humidity in the Goldilocks zone

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A novel porous material can soak up excessive humidity in a room only to release it again when the humidity falls. Now KAUST researchers have devised a metal-organic framework (MOF)...

Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century cities

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed us to build them to reach astonishing heights. Today there is...

Spectacular images thanks to an efficient algorithm

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Filming of spectacular action scenes is expensive and the creative possibilities are often limited. An ETH doctoral student has developed an algorithm that allows drones to implement the desired picture...

Princess Diana documentary 'In Her Own Words' gets high ratings

2 weeks ago from UPI

The U.K.'s Channel 4 has earned its biggest rating hit of 2017 with the airing of controversial Princess Diana documentary, "Diana: In Her Own Words."

4-D camera could improve robot vision, virtual reality and self-driving cars

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Engineers at Stanford University and the University of California San Diego have developed a camera that generates four-dimensional images and can capture 138 degrees of information. The new camera—the first-ever...

Graphene electronic tattoos can be applied to the skin with water

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers have designed a graphene-based tattoo that can be directly laminated onto the skin with water, similar to a temporary tattoo. But instead of featuring artistic or colorful designs, the...