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Light my photonic crystal

Researchers describe a method for adding light-emitting elements in a precise way to a future photonic circuit.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2008

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Nanotechnology - a catalyst of Australian manufacturing?

The AIP Physics Industry Day is an opportunity to bust nanotechnology myths. And it?s not just from the perspective of scientists and researchers, but also policy makers, industries currently using nanotechnology in their products and those involved in determining Australia?s future regulatory framework.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2008

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Ultrafast optical oscilloscope on a chip

As photonics - using beams of light in place of electricity for communications and computing - becomes more common, engineers need new tools for troubleshooting. Now researchers at Cornell have created a way to plot the waveform of an ultrashort-lived optical signal with a resolution of less than a trillionth of a second.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2008

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Very cold ice films at the mesoscale reveal mysteries of universe

The latest quick freezing techniques coupled with sophisticated scanning electron microscopy techniques, are allowing physicists to create ice films in cold conditions similar to outer space and observe the detailed molecular organisation, yielding clues to fundamental questions including possibly the origin of life.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2008

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Nanotechnology Nanobama

University of Michigan professor John Hart has made faces of Barack Obama using nanotechnology, specifically carbon nanotubes, and imaged them using a scanning electron microscope.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2008

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Air Force Young Investigator grants support nanotechnology research

Thomas H. Epps III, University of Delaware assistant professor of chemical engineering, and Erik Thostenson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, are among just 39 scientists and engineers throughout the country selected to receive three-year research grants from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program.

Posted: Nov 3rd, 2008

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