Optical fibers –the backbone of the Internet–carry movies, messages, and music at the speed of light. But for all their efficiency, these ultrathin strands of pristine glass must connect to sluggish signal switches, routers, and buffers in order to transmit data. Hoping to do away with these information speed bumps, researchers have developed a new, dual-core optical fiber that can perform the same functions just by applying a miniscule amount of mechanical pressure.
Achieving a goal considered nearly impossible, JILA physicists have chilled a gas of molecules to very low temperatures by adapting the familiar process by which a hot cup of coffee cools.
Researchers from the University of Southampton have called in to question a 40 year-old theory explaining the periodic speeding up or 'glitching' of pulsars.
Quantum Materials Corporation (QMC), the first manufacturer of Tetrapod Quantum Dots by a mass production continuous flow chemistry process, has been honored with Frost & Sullivan's 2012 North American Enabling Technology Award for Advanced Quantum Dot Manufacturing. QMC's "enabling technology" overcomes all quantum dot industry problems by delivering high-quality, lower-cost, and uniform quantum dots in commercial quantities for the reliable supply necessary for industrial production commitments.
For several decades antimony electrodes have been used to measure the acidity/basicity – and so to determine the pH value. Unfortunately, they allow for measuring pH changes of solutions only at a certain distance from electrodes or corroding metals.
Applied Communication Sciences announced today that it has elevated two employees to the title of ACS Fellow in recognition of their industry-leading innovations, critical business contributions, and extensive collaborations with clients and business partners.
Some of the biggest black holes in the Universe may actually be even bigger than previously thought, according to a study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
This fall, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago and the National Academy of Sciences organized a colloquium that brought together more than 100 cosmologists, particle physicists and observational astrophysicists – three fields now united in the hunt to determine what is dark matter.
UBC physicists and astronomers are part of three of the top four breakthroughs of 2012 in Physics World’s annual accounting of the greatest achievements in the field.
A paper published in Nature Photonics introduces a new way to observe very delicate bodies based on quantum physics.
Astronomers will begin an ambitious new project to measure light from thousands of distant galaxies this weekend.
Magnonics is an exciting extension of spintronics, promising novel ways of computing and storing magnetic data.
A remarkable observation by astronomers from the University of Southampton has been published in one of the world’s foremost astrophysics research journals.
Imagine riding in an airplane as the plane is jolted back and forth by gusts of wind that you can't prove exist but are there nonetheless.
Daylight Solutions, Inc. today announced the issuance of the company’s 16th patent relating to their Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based technology.