This is the syndication feed for Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:58:57 GMT Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 ‘Electrode Barrier’ Broken for Organic Solar Cells A new organic solar cell has broken the “electrode barrier” known to hamper efforts to enhance efficiency. A team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst developed the cell,... A56697 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Emcore to Sell Space PV Business for $150M Emcore Corp. plans to sell its space photovoltaics business for $150 million in cash. The business will be sold in December or January to an affiliate of private equity firm Veritas Capital,... A56695 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nuclear Spins Boost Electric Current in OLEDs A spintronic approach has been used to power plastic organic LEDs at room temperature and without strong magnetic fields. “We have shown we can use room-temperature, plastic electronic... A56696 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fluorescence Technique Probes Muscular Dystrophy Scientists are gaining new insight into muscular dystrophy using a form of high-resolution fluorescence microscopy. A team from the University of Southern California developed the technique,... A56693 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Element Six Joins EU Disk-Laser Development Project Element Six has been chosen to help develop a new ultrafast-pulse disk laser for the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development. The... A56690 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Video: Cell Phones Become Microscopes with 3-D Printing 3-D printing could help turn cellphones into high-powered microscopes, enabling them to identify biological samples in the field. A team at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest... A56691 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Polarization Camera Sheds Light on Sea Life A bio-inspired polarization camera has given marine biologists a better understanding of the mating rituals of the northern swordtail fish. The camera contains nanomaterials that allow it to... A56692 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Thin Films Make Certain QDs Glow Brighter Using thin-film metal oxide substrates for quantum dots could turn them into more efficient light emitters. A team at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma... A56684 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Color Display Technology Furthers ‘Squid Skin’ Project A new color display brings scientists one step closer to metamaterials that mimic the unique optical properties of squid, octopus and cuttlefish skin. Developed at Rice University’s... A56689 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Video: 3-D Sensing Technology Wins OSA Contest JDSU’s 3-D sensing contributions to video gaming have won the company top honors in the second annual Enabled by Optics contest. Sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA) and Photonics... A56678 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Advanced Photonix Awarded $1.6M Navy Contract Advanced Photonix Inc. has been awarded a $1.6 million contract to develop custom photodiodes for the U.S. Navy. The devices will serve as detectors for the Guided Missile Weapon System,... A56688 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Squeezed Light Transmitted Through Air German scientists have overcome a theoretical hurdle by transmitting a pulse of squeezed light over a long distance through the air. “We have now succeeded in transmitting a flash of... A56680 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nanowire Detector Assists Three-Photon Entanglement An ultrafast, super-efficient single-photon detector has led to direct entanglement of three photons. Researchers at the University of Waterloo, with help from a team at the National... A56677 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Photon Switch Called the Fastest of its Kind A novel ultrafast photon switch could pave the way to a new class of sensitive receivers, faster sensors and optical-processing devices. A team from the University of California, San Diego,... A56675 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nutfield Names Longmuir New COO Mark Longmuir has joined laser scanning firm Nutfield Technology as chief operations officer. Longmuir brings over 27 years of operations experience with companies such as Danaher, Lydall... A56676 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bug Eyes Inspire Practical Light, Sensor Designs The compound structure of a fly’s eye could become a blueprint for future sensors and light sources. A team from Pennsylvania State University is studying and using this structure... A56674 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Smart Headlights Spare Drivers’ Eyes, Prevent Glare Imagine leaving your high beams on without blinding your fellow motorists. A new programmable headlight, developed by a team at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, has... A56673 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT JDSU to Split in Two JDSU plans to separate into two publicly-traded companies, a move it says will help it keep pace with the changing telecommunications and cloud network markets. “We believe two... A56672 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Technique ‘Pre-Corrects’ Microscope Illumination A new adaptive optics technique focuses laser light through dense tissues without the need for an invasive guide star. The technique can resolve a point less than a micron across. It was... A56670 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Video: University, Spinoff Develop Flexible Graphene Display A prototype flexible display that uses graphene could lead to wider implementation of the material in flexible electronics. A team from the University of Cambridge, in conjunction with... A56671 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT