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Lighthouses May Help Illuminate The Tempestuous Sea
2012-04-30 08:46:21

Physicists have long chased an elusive goal: the ability to "freeze" and then study the motion of electrons in matter.

2012-04-23 22:21:23

Whether surgeons slice with a traditional scalpel or cut away with a surgical laser, most medical operations end up removing some healthy tissue, along with the bad.

Camera Helps MIT Researchers See Around Corners
2012-03-21 14:55:13

Researchers at MIT Media Lab are experimenting with giving a camera the ability to shoot pictures of objects that are not in its line-of-sight.

2012-03-14 09:35:25

Ultrafast lasers, lasers that emit light pulses that are as short as a few femtoseconds, have enabled a wide-range of fundamental science and applications over the past two decades.

2012-03-09 00:24:10

Researchers in applied physics have cleared an important hurdle in the development of advanced materials, called metamaterials, that bend light in unusual ways.

2011-10-20 09:27:39

Researchers at Purdue University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a device small enough to fit on a computer chip that converts continuous laser light into numerous ultrashort pulses, a technology that might have applications in more advanced sensors, communications systems and laboratory instruments.

2011-08-23 18:43:17

Current advanced femtosecond laser systems offer myriad possibilities to modify materials, from implementing new optical functionality to improving existing materials properties.


Word of the Day
coruscant
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.
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