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Pushing light beyond its known limits

The researchers in the University's new Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) have discovered that light within optical fibers can be squeezed into much tighter spaces than was previously believed possible.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2009

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Behavior modification could ease concerns about nanoparticles

In an advance that could help ease health and environmental concerns about the emerging nanotechnology industry, scientists are reporting development of technology for changing the behavior of nanoparticles in municipal sewage treatment plants - their main gateway into the environment.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2009

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Quantum Light technology lights up President Obama's MIT laboratory tour

QD Vision's green-tech Quantum Light technology platform lit up President Obama's recent tour of laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where low-power, long-life Array Lighting LED lamps from Nexxus Lighting, Inc. are utilizing breakthroughs in quantum dot technology from QD Vision, Inc. to emit high-quality warm LED light.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2009

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Working together to design robust silicon chips

Three major European semiconductor manufacturers – Infineon, NXP Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics – got together in ROBIN to define and deal with such problems early in the design phase, thus avoiding problems further down the development flow or in the production phase.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2009

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Ionic liquid's makeup is measurably non-uniform at the nanoscale

Researchers at Texas Tech University, Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland, the University of Rome and the National Research Council in Italy recently made a discovery about the non-uniform chemical compositions of ionic liquids that could lead to greater understanding and manipulation of these multi-purpose, designer solvents.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2009

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Bowtie-shaped antennae function as the first tunable nano colorsorters

Looking sharp and looking for light - Berkeley Lab researchers have engineered a new class of bowtie-shaped devices that capture, filter and steer light at the nanoscale. These 'nano-colorsorter' devices act as antennae to focus and sort light in tiny spaces, a useful technique for harvesting broadband light for color-sensitive filters and detectors.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2009

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