Infrared

11.19.15
Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now
11.19.15

Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now

In a world first discovery, scientists at the University of Washington have figured out a way to cool water using an infrared laser and nanocrystal.

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11.16.15
Graphene could bring night vision to phones and cars
11.16.15

Graphene could bring night vision to phones and cars

The wonder material allowed researchers to build Infrared imaging devices that don't need bulky cooling systems.

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11.09.15
Watch this graphene paper slither around like it's alive
11.09.15

Watch this graphene paper slither around like it's alive

By hitting it with a laser, scientists can make the paper move wherever they like.

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10.26.15
Egypt hunts for hidden pyramid chambers with cosmic rays
10.26.15

Egypt hunts for hidden pyramid chambers with cosmic rays

The team might use a similar technique to find the legendary burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti.

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08.19.15
Exotic quantum laser could help study other planets
08.19.15

Exotic quantum laser could help study other planets

An exotic, high-bandwidth laser could help identify the materials in alien planets.

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08.01.15
Tiny sensor tells you when your favorite places are crowded
08.01.15

Tiny sensor tells you when your favorite places are crowded

Density's sensor may not look like much, but it could save you from visiting an overcrowded gym or restaurant.

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07.28.15
Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light
07.28.15

Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light

Our sun blasts out over 50 percent of its energy as "near-infrared" light, but solar cells only ha...

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07.06.15
Army scientists build smaller, tougher, cheaper solar cells
07.06.15

Army scientists build smaller, tougher, cheaper solar cells

Army researchers at the Redstone Arsenal have announced a significant breakthrough in solar energy...

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06.03.15
Disney's smart toys combine Avengers, sensors and imagination
06.03.15

Disney's smart toys combine Avengers, sensors and imagination

Those giant, green Hulk hands in your closet might be cool but their utility doesn't extend much b...

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