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2010-02-02 16:49:33

Two University of California, Berkeley, research projects that push the boundaries of their fields have each received $1 million grants from the W.M. Keck Foundation. One grant will fund research on limb and organ regeneration, while the other will support a laser laboratory that probes the movement of electrons on the attosecond timescale. The Keck grants target unconventional, high-risk research that has the potential to transform the fields of bioengineering and ultrafast laser chemistry....

2009-09-16 10:42:29

Joint spin-off of LMU Munich and MPG established If you are in the business of developing high-speed electronic components, it pays not to lose sight of the electrons. To keep track of them you will need to use dedicated optical elements, such as those now on offer from UltraFast Innovations GmbH. The new company, which has just been founded by researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and the Max Planck Society (MPG), manufactures specialized mirrors and other...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

Nobel laureate, creator of femtochemistry, global speaker and advocate for science education will be honored at Heritage Day 2009, a full-day ceremony beginning with the 12th annual presentation of the Othmer Gold Medal. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named Ahmed Zewail, Nobel laureate in chemistry (1999), to receive the 2009 Othmer Gold Medal. The award ceremony and the annual Othmer Gold Medal luncheon will open the seventh...

2008-12-12 15:15:13

New technique allows real-time observation of molecules during chemical reactions. A novel x-ray technique allowing the observation of molecular motion on a time scale never reached before has been developed by a team of researchers from EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland. Results of the research led by Professor Majed Chergui, head of EPFL's laboratory of Ultrafast Spectroscopy in collaboration with the FEMTO group at PSI appear online December 11 in the journal...

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2008-05-07 11:05:00

Scientists at the University of Konstanz in Germany and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an ultrafast laser that offers a record combination of high speed, short pulses and high average power. The same NIST group also has shown that this type of laser, when used as a frequency comb"”an ultraprecise technique for measuring different colors of light"”could boost the sensitivity of astronomical tools searching for other Earthlike planets as...

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2007-03-07 07:35:00

A team of scientists and engineers at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are conducting research that could one day save humanity from asteroids threatening Earth. UAH Laser Science and Engineering Group (LSEG), headed by Dr. Richard Fork, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is conducting research into characterizing and deflecting asteroids that may endanger Earth. It sounds like science fiction, but Fork, who has a doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of...

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2005-05-19 09:57:34

NIST -- The world's most accurate "ruler" made with extreme ultraviolet light has been built and demonstrated with ultrafast laser pulses by scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The new device, which consistently generates pulses of light lasting just femtoseconds (quadrillionths of a second, or millionths of a billionth of a second) in the ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic...


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