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Creeping gel

Photosensitive self-oscillating gel to model biological crawling motions.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2016

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The quantum sniffer dog

A laser and detector in one: a microscopic sensor has been developed by researchers, which can be used to identify different gases simultaneously.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2016

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Talking speckles

The amount of light, passing through an opaque layer, can be enhanced using smart techniques. At the same time, the amount of reflected light diminishes, researchers now show. It's as if light speckles have a conversation of their own.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2016

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New materials with photonic crystals that filter radiation

Researchers have proposed various designs of materials of a photonic crystal type that can be used to filter radiation. Specifically, the focus has been to develop a coating comprising dielectric spheres which if applied to a window, for example, would prevent the outside heat entering in the summer and the indoor heat from escaping in winter.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2016

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New antireflective coating reduces stray light and reflections

Researchers are exhibiting a new type of antireflective coating that significantly reduces stray light and reflections from plastic lenses. Not only does this improve the performance of cameras and headlights, it's also good news for virtual reality technologies and Industrie 4.0.

Posted: Oct 21st, 2016

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