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Light-driven plasmonic nanoswitch may pave way for new computers

The ability to stream videos online with the quality of high-end home theater systems, and to run computer programs a thousand times faster, are some of the future advances being made possible by a Penn State research team led by Tony Jun Huang, the James Henderson assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2009

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3D liquid crystal device made with carbon nanotubes

Dr. Tim Wilkinson from the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering's Photonics Research Group has made an exciting breakthrough by combining liquid crystals with vertically grown carbon nanotubes to create a reconfigurable three-dimensional liquid crystal device structure.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2009

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Warming up to the Casimir force

Scientists at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako, and co-workers at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), have shown for the first time that the Casimir force has a complex dependence on temperature.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2009

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Researchers demonstrate next generation cloaking device

After being the first to demonstrate the feasibility of such a device by constructing a prototype in 2006, a team of Duke University engineers has produced a new type of cloaking device, which is significantly more sophisticated at cloaking in a broad range of frequencies.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2009

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