July 8th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin say they've quantified fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology that allows objects to become invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves.
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.