This is the syndication feed for Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:03:42 GMT Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Laser Pulses (Briefly) Turn Glass into Metal Subjected to ultrafast laser pulses, quartz glass can take on metallic properties, turning briefly from electrical insulator to conductor. A team at the Vienna University of Technology had... A56608 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Microsphere Exhibits Chip-Scale Lasing Combining nanoplasmonic devices and optical microresonators can produce laser-like light emission, potentially paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. “We have made optical... A56606 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT New Chief of Operations Joins Gooch & Housego Alex Warnock has been named chief operating officer at optical components firm Gooch & Housego plc. Warnock previously held multiple senior positions at Optos plc, DePuy iOrthopaedics,... A56607 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ground-Based Optics to Track Space Debris A new facility will use electro-optics and radar to provide an enhanced view of debris orbiting the Earth. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, in collaboration with Electro Optic Systems pty... A56605 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Biomimetic Photodetector Distinguishes Color A new photodetector mimics living organisms’ ability to sense colors, enhancing color filtering and selectivity. The biomimetic color photodetector, developed at Rice... A56604 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Synopsys Names Optical Design Contest Winners Xinda Hu of the University of Arizona, and University of Rochester students Anthony Vella, Aaron Bauer and Nicolas Brown are the winners of Synopsis Inc.’s Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical... A56603 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hydrogen Produced Using Photosynthetic Blueprint Researchers have artificially replicated steps of photosynthesis to produce hydrogen as a zero-carbon replacement for petroleum products. A team from Australian National University modified... A56602 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Forecast: Worldwide Solar Capacity to Reach 66 GW by 2019 The global solar power industry will grow to a capacity of 65.6 gigawatt-peak (GWp) by 2019, with China at the forefront, the market analysis firm Lux Research predicts. Worldwide solar... A56601 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optogenetics Heightens Whisker Sensitivity in Mice Researchers have heightened the sensitivity of mouse whiskers by using optogenetics to create gamma waves in the brain. A team from Brown University used pulses of blue light to manipulate... A56599 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Quantum Cascade Laser Tests Blood Sugar A new laser system could eliminate the need for conventional finger-prick tests for diabetics. A team from Princeton University has developed the new technique, which measures blood sugar by... A56600 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Inrad Receives Order for Tank Optics Inrad Optics has received a $585,553 order for metal optical mirrors from the U.S. Army. Inrad will provide single-axis mirrors for electro-optic fire-control systems that give M1A1 tanks... A56598 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT 'Water Window' Poses Imaging Prospect The “water window” of biological tissue can be exploited to achieve high-contrast microscope images, as well as precision spectroscopy, according to a new theoretical study. ... A56597 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Semi-Artificial Photovoltaics Surpassing Photosynthesis Semi-artificial leaves could function as photovoltaic systems, and with unprecedented performance. In leaves, the membrane protein complex photosystem I (PS I) absorbs light, and its energy... A56596 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fluorescence Lifetime Measurement Enhances Recycling Sorting plastics using fluorescence lifetime measurement could simplify and speed up the recycling process. Developed by a team from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the technique... A56595 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Raman Scattering Measures Single-Molecule Vibrations Measurement of the vibrations, or “breathing,” of single molecules is now possible using Raman spectroscopy techniques. A team from the University of California, Irvine, viewed a... A56594 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Researchers Propose Lossless Nano-Optical Cables New research proposes lossless nano-optical fibers small enough to replace copper wiring in computer chips. “We’re already transmitting data from continent to continent using... A56593 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Inrad Optics Posts Loss After Facilities Consolidation Inrad Optics Inc. reported a net loss of $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $648,000 in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue for the second quarter was $2.2... A56592 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Imaging Shows Bubbles Could Make Energy-Efficient Nanoparticles High-speed cameras and UV-sensitive materials are helping advance understanding of bubbles — which could mean big things for nanoparticles. In fact, a system in which bubbles mix... A56591 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Tweezers Used to Study Malaria Optical tweezers are helping in the race to find new medicines or vaccines to wipe out malaria. A team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge is studying how... A56589 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Photronic Earnings Lower in Third Quarter Photomask firm Photronics Inc. reported earnings of $4.2 million in the third quarter of its fiscal year, which ended Aug. 3. The result represented a 28 percent decline from earnings of... A56588 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT