An optical sensor that can detect individual molecules promises early detection of diseases and environmental contamination.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
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Researchers have developed a method to ‘squeeze’ visible light in order to see inside tiny memory devices. The technique will allow researchers to probe how
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~3 min
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Creating colloidal diamonds, a long-awaited photonic technique, could change the development and use of optical technologies over the next decade.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new algorithm lets researchers reconstruct the movements of photons to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers have shown why intense, pure red colours in nature are mainly produced by pigments, instead of the structural colour that produces bright blue and
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~3 min
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MIT engineers develop a hybrid process that connects photonics with “artificial atoms,” to produce the largest quantum chip of its type.
July 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new way use magnetic forces to control photons could pave the way for the next generation of computing, including quantum computers.
Feb. 24, 2020 • ~3 min
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Simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualize difficult-to-image biological organisms.
Feb. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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