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2014-06-24 12:34:21

Wearable Human-Machine Interface Developed at KAIST in South Korea Quantitatively Measures Goose Bumps -- a Step Toward Direct Detection of Human Emotional States WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can emotional states be measured quantitatively, and if so what would advertising, manufacturing and social media companies do with that data? Imagine a world in which a consumer's real-time physical and emotional response helped to determine his/her experience of music,...

2014-06-24 12:24:56

New, Enhanced Security of Data Storage and Transmission via Optical "Marked Ghost Imaging" Technology Developed at the National University of Singapore WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Ghost imaging" sounds like the spooky stuff of frivolous fiction, but it's an established technique for reconstructing hi-res images of objects partly obscured by clouds or smoke. Now a group of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is applying the same idea in...

2014-06-17 12:23:14

MIT Researchers Make Novel, High Sensitivity Optical Sensors that Swell When Exposed to a Target Gas -- Potential Industrial, Security, Environmental, and Medical Applications WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using microscopic polymer light resonators that expand in the presence of specific gases, researchers at MIT's Quantum Photonics Laboratory have developed new optical sensors with predicted detection levels in the parts-per-billion range. Optical sensors are...

2014-06-10 16:24:30

First Application of Microscopy Technique Called X-PEEM to Study Electrically Anomalous Regions Called Domain Walls in Materials Used in Solar Panels, Sensors, Computer Memory, and More WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ferroelectric materials like barium titanate, a ceramic used in capacitors, are essential to many electronic devices. Typical ferroelectric materials develop features called domain walls with unusual properties - such as lines of electrical...

2014-06-10 12:24:20

A team of Canadian-Bulgarian researchers has developed a promising novel approach for magnetic cooling that's far more efficient and "greener" than today's standard fluid-compression form of refrigeration. WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Magnetic cooling is a promising new refrigeration technology boasting several advantages - ranging from lower energy consumption to eliminating the use of hazardous fluids - that combine to make it a much more environmentally...

2014-06-03 12:28:25

Studying a Famous Leonardo Self-Portrait, a Team of Scientists Has Developed a New, Nondestructive Way to Gauge Degradation of Ancient Paper Art and Docs WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces, drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self-portrait, is in extremely poor condition. Centuries of exposure to humid storage conditions or a closed environment has led to widespread and localized...

2014-06-02 16:26:06

Sperm-Inspired Robots Controlled by Magnetic Fields May be Useful for Drug Delivery, IVF, Cell Sorting and Other Applications at the Microscopic Level WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and German University in Cairo (Egypt) have developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130627/DC39790LOGO Described in a...

2014-04-14 12:30:52

Broadband Transformational Optics Lens, Described in "Applied Physics Letters," May Lead to Antenna Dishes that are Flat or Conform to Any Surface WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By depositing an array of tiny, metallic, U-shaped structures onto a dielectric material, a team of researchers in China has created a new artificial surface that can bend and focus electromagnetic waves the same way an antenna does....

2014-02-25 12:25:36

The World's First Acoustic Field Rotator, Described in Applied Physics Letters, May Help to Improve the Imaging Capabilities of Medical Ultrasound Devices WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Chinese-U.S. research team is exploring the use of metamaterials -- artificial materials engineered to have exotic properties not found in nature -- to create devices that manipulate sound in versatile and unprecedented ways....


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2012-05-08 14:50:08

Applied Physics Letters is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published weekly by the American Institute of Physics. It was established in 1962. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Nghi Q. Lam (Argonne National Laboratory). In 2009, this journal ranked 1 of 105 journals in the category “Applied Physics.” This ranking was also achieved in 2010. The focus of this journal is rapid publication and dissemination of new experimental and theoretical papers regarding applications of physics...

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