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2014-04-07 16:21:31

At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used the same phenomenon to build an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler. Lan Yang, PhD, associate professor of electrical and systems engineering, and her collaborators...

2014-03-06 12:29:45

DUBLIN, Mar. 06, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nzwmsv/ceramic ) has announced the addition of a new report "Ceramic Resonators - Global Markets, End-Users & Competitors" to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This report is a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the world market for ceramic resonators - in particular passive and electromechanical. Both quantitative and qualitative...

2013-12-23 12:13:10

Soliton water waves can travel several kilometers without any significant change in their shape or amplitude, as opposed to normal waves, which widen as they travel, and eventually disappear. Discovered over 150 years ago in water canals, solitons represent a surprising phenomenon of wave propagation and have been observed in natural phenomena including moving sand dunes and space plasmas. A unique aspect of solitons is that they can retain their shape because of non-linear and dispersive...

Living On The Edge
2013-10-21 12:28:24

Joint Quantum Institute Topology -- the understanding of how things are connected -- remains abstract, even with the popular example of doughnuts and coffee cups. This concept, esoteric as it appears, is also neat because it is the basis for creating ultrastable quantum "playgrounds."  In topological systems, certain quantum behaviors can be carefully probed and even harnessed for all kinds of practical applications—from metrology to electronics. Topological insulators, for instance,...

Improving Wireless Devices By Utilizing Spectrum Efficiently
2013-05-15 15:08:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new method developed by a team at MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) may lead to hardware utilizing radio spectrum much more efficiently in the future. Researchers developed a new method for manufacturing filters that could improve wireless device performance while enabling 14 times as much radio bandwidth on a single chip. The radio spectrum is divided up into certain areas in order to allow industries like...

2013-05-01 15:00:27

In this month's issue of Physics World, an international group of researchers propose a new technology that could divert vibrations away from load-bearing elements of bridges to avoid catastrophic collapses. Michele Brun, Alexander Movchan, Ian Jones and Ross McPhedran describe a "wave bypass" technique that has many similarities to those being used by researchers looking to create Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks, which exploit man-made materials known as metamaterials to bend light...

Download Speeds Increased Using Nothing But Light
2012-10-03 04:28:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists at the University of Minnesota have invented a unique microscale optical device that could dramatically increase download speeds while lowering bandwidth costs. The device uses the force generated by light to rapidly turn a mechanical switch of light on and off, a breakthrough that offers advances in computation and signal processing using light instead of electrical current — offering greater performance and...

Atomic Clocks Get Boost From The Most Stable Laser In The World
2012-09-15 07:00:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has developed a laser with a frequency stability previously unequalled. This is the result of a research cooperation of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) within the scope of the Excellence Cluster QUEST (Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research) with colleagues from the National Institute of Standards and Technology/JILA. Their development, published in the journal...

Cell Phone Performance Might Improve With 'Nanoresonators'
2012-08-31 13:41:10

Researchers have learned how to mass produce tiny mechanical devices that could help cell phone users avoid the nuisance of dropped calls and slow downloads. The devices are designed to ease congestion over the airwaves to improve the performance of cell phones and other portable devices. "There is not enough radio spectrum to account for everybody's handheld portable device," said Jeffrey Rhoads, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. The overcrowding...

Getting Good Vibes
2012-08-16 08:35:30

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers record first direct observations of quantum effects in an optomechanical system A long-time staple of science fiction is the tractor beam, a technology in which light is used to move massive objects — recall the tractor beam in the movie Star Wars that captured the Millennium Falcon and pulled it into the Death Star. While tractor beams of this sort remain science fiction, beams of light today are being used to mechanically manipulate atoms or...