May 3rd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Engineers at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering (Evanston, Ill.) are working on a new lens that could be used for biomedical research and security imaging: a terhertz lens created by a light-powered 3-D printer.
April 18th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science are developing a new flat, thin camera that is so flexible it can be wrapped around objects to capture images that can’t be taken with conventional cameras.
March 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Harvard researchers have developed a technique that can instantaneously control the opacity of a window using geometric principles instead of electrochemical reactions.
March 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The world’s blackest material, Vantablack, just got blacker. U.K. company Surrey NanoSystems developed the carbon nanotube material a few years ago, but the company now says it has recently improved the material to absorb so much light that it cannot be measured with a spectrometer.
March 11th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at Australian National University (Canberra, Australia) created what they describe as “the world's thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair,” which could revolutionize flexible computer displays and miniature cameras.
February 24th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Southampton (U.K.) have developed a glass-based 5-D data storage method with incredibly high capacity and a near-unlimited lifetime.
February 19th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the University of British Columbia (Canada) have developed a new glass tech concept that layers metal on glass to selectively filter light and heat waves to enhance conductivity.
February 12th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
It seems rather fitting that 100 years after Albert Einstein published the general theory of relativity, we now have proof of what we knew all along: Al was right—spacetime is officially rippling.
February 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology in China have created new glass-based composite materials that are really good at absorbing UV radiation.
December 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ivy league researchers now show that mollusks called chitons have an interesting feature to adapt to their life under the sea—hundreds of tiny ceramic eyes integrated in and scattered across their strong aragonite shells.