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Generating Moebius strips of light

Researchers have experimentally produced Möbius strips from the polarization of light, confirming a theoretical prediction that it is possible for light?s electromagnetic field to assume this peculiar shape.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2015

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DIADEMS - finding the sensor behind the sparkle

By modifying the structure of a diamond crystal, the DIADEMS project creates a new material that could be used in applications, from the creation of smart medicines to the next generation computers.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2015

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Paper-based nanoparticle test kit detects dengue antibodies from saliva

Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The paper-based disposable device will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be detected easily from saliva within 20 minutes. This device is currently undergoing further development for commercialization.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2015

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Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

Researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals. The model allows for a better understanding of such cells and may help to increase their efficiency.

Posted: Jan 28th, 2015

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Joint international research project leads to a breakthrough in terahertz spectroscopy

Although terahertz spectroscopy has great potential, especially for environmental monitoring and security screening applications, it previously could not be used effectively to study nanocrystals or molecules at extremely low concentrations. An international team has found a solution to this problem by increasing the technique's sensitivity using metallic nanostructures.

Posted: Jan 28th, 2015

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