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Goodbye glass—optical lenses go 2D

By Lisa McDonald / November 30, 2018

Metalenses, a type of metasurface used for focusing light, could replace glass in cameras and imaging systems. Two recent studies advance this possibility.

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Long-range backscatter system enables devices to communicate longer distances with less power

By Faye Oney / September 29, 2017

Researchers have found a way to send and receive signals between electronic devices over long distances. Long-range backscatter is a low-cost process that uses low power and represents a breakthrough for many applications, including flexible medical devices.

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Video: Researchers develop new interscatter communication that enables smart devices to ‘talk wi-fi’

By Stephanie Liverani / August 24, 2016

University of Washington researchers have a new channel of communication that allows devices like brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards, and even smaller wearables to talk directly to devices like smartphones and watches using wireless internet connectivity.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 3, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 3, 2014.

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Science rocks: Music videos can improve science learning

By April Gocha / April 11, 2014

New research suggests that music videos may be able to enhance science learning, and may provide a tool to help improve science literacy.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / March 11, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / February 11, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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Discovering the triple point of vanadium oxide

By Eileen De Guire / August 27, 2013

Researchers discovered the VO2 triple point where three solid phases exist in equilibrium at 65°C and zero stress.

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A promising way to make nanoporous molybdenum nitride supercapacitor electrodes

By Eileen De Guire / February 9, 2013

Molybdenum nitride made from molybdenum oxide shows promise as a supercapacitor electrode material. TEM image of MoO3 single crystal nanowires (top). TEM image of mesoporous, single crystal Mo3N2 (bottom). Credit: Lee et al., JACerS, Wiley. Supercapacitors (also called electrochemical double-layer capacitors or ultracapacitors) are an interesting class of devices because their energy density is much…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / March 26, 2012

Hey, take a look: Berkeley Lab study shows significantly higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates — about 20-times and up to…

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