Optics

10.22.15
Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'
10.22.15

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

They ironed out light to make it more manipulatable.

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08.03.15
Researchers inject oil into cells and create little lasers
08.03.15

Researchers inject oil into cells and create little lasers

injecting glowing oil into cells and then blasting the cells with a laser creates a bunch of tiny, biological lasers.

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08.03.15
'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast optic communications
08.03.15

'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast optic communications

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new kind of material that could improve the spee...

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06.28.15
Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds
06.28.15

Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds

In the hunt for planets around distant stars, the stars themselves are often the worst enemy. They...

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05.29.15
Google's Cardboard Design Lab teaches VR with (what else) VR
05.29.15

Google's Cardboard Design Lab teaches VR with (what else) VR

Google debuted its larger and more robust Cardboard VR headset at I/O yesterday, now it needs some...

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02.12.15
Scientists achieve X-ray vision with safe, visible light
02.12.15

Scientists achieve X-ray vision with safe, visible light

If you think X-rays and other forms of radiation have a monopoly on penetrating opaque objects, vi...

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02.02.15
Scientists make a Mobius strip of laser light
02.02.15

Scientists make a Mobius strip of laser light

Unless you count incidents in Star Trek episodes, Möbius strips don't really occur in nature...

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12.04.14
Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers
12.04.14

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanfo...

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