- Atomic cloud is squashed and strained by light
Collective force could be used to fine-tune interatomic interactions
- Concerns raised over NIST security breaches
US Government Accountability Office calls for increased measures
- Atoms and Josephson junctions simulate 1D quantum liquid
Quantum simulators confirm Tomonaga–Luttinger theory
- What happened to the GW170817 neutron stars after the merger?
Short-lived hypermassive neutron star could have been formed
- Spectacular collision of two neutron stars observed for first time
LIGO–Virgo collaboration and dozens of telescopes see gravitational waves and gamma rays from stupendous event, triggering new era in "multi-messenger astronomy"
- Forest fires contributed to record global tree cover loss
A sharp increase in forest fires stoked record losses in global forest cover equivalent to the area of New Zealand in 2016, a Global Forest Watch report said Monday.
- New self-regulating nanoparticles could treat cancer
Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed 'intelligent' nanoparticles which heat up to a temperature high enough to kill cancerous cells - but which then self-regulate and lose heat before they get hot enough to harm healthy tissue.
- How much water flows into agricultural irrigation?
Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture.
- Antibiotics from a 'molecular pencil sharpener'
Picture a brand-new, unsharpened pencil. The graphite at its core can't be used for writing until a pencil sharpener chews away its wooden tip.
- Study points to inefficiencies in Dallas mass transit
Lack of access to good-paying jobs is one of the primary products of a largely inefficient Dallas transit system, according to a city of Dallas-commissioned study conducted by Shima Hamidi, director of The University of Texas at Arlington's Institute of Urban Studies, and her research team.
- Asteroid mission to test laser comms
NASA mission to probe nickel-iron asteroid 'Psyche' set for launch in 2022.
- QCL key to Harvard SEAS bridging the ‘terahertz gap’
Optical frequency comb in a quantum cascade laser offers novel way to generate “elusive” terahertz frequencies.
- Edmund Optics announces 2017 Educational Award winners
Educational awards worth thousands in EO products and finance distributed among universities in the Americas and Europe.
- PIC developer PHIX raises €1 million investment
Dutch silicon nitride-on-silicon photonic chip developer, sister firm to Lionix International, aims to address growing research markets.
- Trumpf laser sales hit €1.23 billion
German laser and machine tool giant extols benefits of free trade and transatlantic relations as profits rise again.