Article - 2 Feb 2004
A Chinese and US collaboration of scientists has recently made advances in the research of nano optical wave guiding. Posted February 1 2004
Article - 8 Mar 2004
Now researchers from University College London, the University of Cambridge England and Superior Technical Institute in Portugal have discovered a way to produce rapid prototypes with features as...
News - 4 Mar 2015
What if one day, your computer, TV or smart phone could process data with light waves instead of an electrical current, making those devices faster, cheaper and more sustainable through less heat and...
News - 2 Oct 2008
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have tested an 'invisibility cloak' that could reduce the risk of large water waves overtopping coastal defences.
Mathematicians at Liverpool, working...
News - 20 Oct 2010
In the first decades of the 20th century, physicists hotly debated how to make sense of the strange phenomena of quantum mechanics, such as the tendency of subatomic particles to behave like both...
News - 13 Mar 2013
A twist on thin-film technology may provide a way to optically detect and analyze multiple substances simultaneously, leading to quicker diagnostics in such industries as health care and homeland...
News - 16 Feb 2010
Life would sometimes be so much easier if we were quantum particles. For example, if we were trying to find our way out of a strange town allowing chance telling us which way to go at every...
News - 13 Jun 2011
Researchers at Penn’s school of engineering and applied science, professor Nader Engheta and student, Ashkan Vakil demonstrate how to achieve transformation optics using graphene, which is a...
Article - 7 Nov 2003
According to new research from Rice University, scientists studying the way light interacts with metallic nanostructures should throw out their old optics textbooks and bone up on their quantum...
News - 5 Aug 2013
In some ways, granular material — such as a pile of sand — can behave much like a crystal, with its close-packed grains mimicking the precise, orderly arrangement of crystalline atoms. Now...