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Origami optoelectronics

Researchers present strategies to demonstrate the degree to which highly deformable properties, including stretching, bending, and twisting can be achieved in conjunction with high-performance photodetection through the integration of Miura origami, array design, and paper printing processes.

Posted: Sep 28th, 2017

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Sensing atoms caught in ripples of light

Scientists have developed a fast-acting, non-invasive way to use fiber light to reveal information about fiber traps. This technique is reminiscent of biomedical and chemical sensors that use fibers to detect properties of nearby molecules.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2017

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Unexpected discovery leads to new theory of liquid streaming

Scientists were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous suspension of gold nanoparticles when they noticed something unexpected. A pulse laser appeared to have forced the movement of a stream of liquid in a glass laboratory cuvette.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2017

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Ancient ink for cancer treatment

For hundreds of years, Chinese calligraphers have used a plant-based ink to create beautiful messages and art. Now, researchers report that this ink could noninvasively and effectively treat cancer cells that spread, or metastasize, to lymph nodes.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2017

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