New Device Could Help Answer Fundamental Questions about Quantum Physics
Researchers have developed a new device that can measure and control a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with unprecedented sensitivity. The new technology could help scientists study a macroscopic particle’s motion with subatomic resolution, a scale governed by the rules of quantum mechanics rather than classical physics.
Added: 13 Dec 2018
Better Biomedical Devices, Wearable Displays May Result From Tiny Light-Guiding Structures
For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly used for biomedical applications. The tiny, flexible waveguides can be used to make light-based devices such as biomedical sensors and endoscopes that are smaller and more complex than currently possible.
Added: 11 Dec 2018
New Graphene-based Sensor Design Could Improve Food Safety
In the U.S., more than 100 food recalls were issued in 2017 because of contamination from harmful bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella or E. coli. A new sensor design could one day make it easier to detect pathogens in food before products hit the supermarket shelves, thus preventing sometimes-deadly illnesses from contaminated food.
Added: 04 Dec 2018
New Methods Could Improve, Expand 3D Imaging Using X-Rays
Researchers report two new approaches to producing three-dimensional (3D) images using X-rays that could improve disease-screening, study of very fast processes and enable analysis of the properties of materials and structural information of opaque objects with unprecedented detail.
Added: 29 Nov 2018
A Smartphone and New Software Could Help Save Infants Born Preterm
A new algorithm combined with a handheld, smartphone-based device could aid health care workers in remote locations to estimate degrees of prematurity for affected infants. Such information can be critical for administering life-saving treatments.
Added: 20 Nov 2018