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New DNA untangling method is lower-cost for microscopy observation

03/02/2015 Seeking an efficient way to untangle DNA for studying its structure using microscopy, researchers have developed a method that involves i...

New conductive oxide improves solar-cell infrared collection efficiency


University of Luxembourg and TDK scientists have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy from the sun.

Researchers with Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub have discovered a mechanism for synaptic cloaking in the brain's neocortex

Optogenetics finds what regulates synaptic activity in the neocortex

02/27/2015 Using optogenetics, a team of scientists has found that a specific type of neuron might be thwarting their efforts at mapping the connect...
Northrop Grumman installs new joule-class laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Northrop Grumman installs new joule-class laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


The new joule-class laser will be a key component of LLNL's high-repetition-rate advanced petawatt laser system (HAPLS).

Optical nanocubes have utility in biosensors


Cubic-shaped optical nanoantennas could measure food safety, identify air pollutants, and quickly diagnose and treat cancer.

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Laser ablation of coralline alga helps characterize ocean acidification

Laser ablation of coralline alga helps characterize ocean acidification


pH values of the northern Pacific ocean over the past 120 years are being measured with a monthly resolution.

Innovation Awards deadline extended to March 2nd; CLEO exhibitors enter now!

02/24/2015 The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 2nd for the CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Awards.

DNA nanotube assembly method shows promise for optoelectronics, drug delivery


Researchers have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block.

Monochrome NTT 'HenGenTou' projector adds motion to static paper photographic images

Monochrome NTT 'HenGenTou' projector adds motion to static paper photographic images (with video)


With the help of NTT's deformation lamp projector, Johann Sebastian Bach smiles for the first time in more than two centuries.

Hybrid gold nanoparticles could pair cancer imaging, therapy

02/20/2015 A team of researchers has developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles that make it possible to combine two forms of tumor treatment with t...

CLEO/LFW Innovation Award deadline is Monday; enter now!


Deadline for the prestigious CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program is Monday, February 23, 2015. Enter now!

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