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Optical microscopy enables single-molecule motion capture

07/25/2014 A team of researchers has achieved single-molecule imaging and manipulation with optical microscopy using a bead probe as a marker, unveiling fundamental properties such as direction of motion, step size, and the force the mole...
Patterned silica glass layer makes solar cells self-cooling

Patterned silica glass layer makes solar cells self-cooling

07/23/2014 Scientists at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) have increased the ability of silicon (Si) photovoltaic cells to radiate IR light, and thus heat, away during operation, thus lowering the devices' temperature and increasing li...

Strategies in Biophotonics announces keynote speaker lineup

07/22/2014

The impressive keynote speaker lineup for Strategies in Biophotonics includes Robert S. Langer, Greg Olsen, Gregory Altshuler, and Aydogan Ozcan.

Tabletop femtosecond laser system takes movies of acetylene as it isomerizes

07/21/2014 François Légaré's team at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has taken a high-resolution molecular movie of a chemical reaction with a spatial and temporal resolution greatly...
Lasing plasmon nanocavity sensor detects explosives at the sub-part-per-billion level

Lasing plasmon nanocavity sensor detects explosives at the sub-part-per-billion level

07/20/2014 A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, has created a lasing plasmon explosives-sniffing nanosensor that is free of metal losses and operates at a...
Lighting lab setup predicts level of driver discomfort caused by LED streetlights

Lighting lab setup predicts level of driver discomfort caused by LED streetlights

07/18/2014 A team of researchers from China and the Netherlands has developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lighting.
Gigahertz-rate laser oscillator could replace quartz oscillators for wristwatches, other devices

Gigahertz-rate laser oscillator could replace quartz oscillators for wristwatches, other devices

07/18/2014 Researchers in the Caltech laboratory of Kerry Vahala, a Caltech professor, have developed a method to stabilize microwave signals in the gigahertz range using a pair of laser beams as the reference, in lieu of a crystal.

Carnegie Mellon technique reconstructs 3D motion from hundreds of video feeds

07/17/2014

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed techniques for combining the views of 480 video cameras mounted in a two-story geodesic dome to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstruction.

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