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2011-03-01 12:22:00

Benjamin Clough Is One of Three Finalists for the $30,000 2011 Lemelson-MIT Rensselaer Student Prize Benjamin Clough has developed a novel method for eavesdropping on terahertz information hidden in invisible plasma acoustic bursts. The doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has demonstrated a promising technique that employs sound waves to boost the distance from which researchers can use powerful terahertz technology to remotely detect hidden explosives, chemicals, and other...

2010-07-12 12:24:40

Unique THz 'fingerprints' will identify hidden explosives from a distance A major breakthrough in remote wave sensing by a team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers opens the way for detecting hidden explosives, chemical, biological agents and illegal drugs from a distance of 20 meters. The new, all-optical system, using terahertz (THz) wave technology, has great potential for homeland security and military uses because it can "see through" clothing and packaging materials and can...

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2009-07-01 21:45:00

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?With NSF support, long-time electrical engineer William Stillman talks about his return to school and the focus of his research involving terahertz radiationAfter nearly 25 years as an electrical engineer in semiconductor development and manufacturing, I headed back to school as a trainee with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program.The focus of my research involves terahertz...

2005-12-06 17:16:54

New Haven, Conn. -- T-ray sensing and imaging technology, which can spot cracks in space shuttle foam, see biological agents through a sealed envelope and detect tumors without harmful radiation, was the focus of a recent symposium at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The session was organized and chaired by experts Charles A. Schmuttenmaer, professor of chemistry at Yale, and Xi-Cheng Zhang, professor and director of the Center for Terahertz Research at Rensselaer...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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