- Unromantic Engineers Figure Out How To Catch Rainbows
Engineers from the University at Buffalo engineers have created technology that could lead to breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology and other areas- but they had to catch some rainbows first. Qiaoqiang Gan, PhD, an assistant professor of elec ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 17 2013 - 2:01pm
- Mic Stand Telescope Mount (or Camera Mount)
My wife’s cousin, the break-dancing radiologist, broke the microphone clip off my mic stand while singing karaoke on Thanksgiving (my wife and I host Thanksgiving at our house for the family every year). I had another microphone clip and replaced it so we ...
Article - Steve Schuler - May 19 2013 - 12:40pm
- 'Dinobird' Plumage Patterns Revealed By X-Rays
X-ray experiments have found chemical traces of the original 'dinobird' Archaeopteryx and dilute traces of plumage pigments in a 150 million-year-old fossil. Only 11 specimens of Archaeopteryx have been found, the first one consisting of a singl ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2013 - 11:57am
- Controlling Gene Expression Using Light
Of the estimated 20,000 genes humans have, only a fraction are turned on at any given time. It depends on the cell's needs, which can change by the minute or hour. Determining what those genes are doing means using tools that can manipulate their sta ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2013 - 10:18am
- Levitation: A Glowing, Nanoscale Diamond
Researchers have measured light emitted by photoluminescence from a nanodiamond levitating in free space. Their paper describes how they used a laser to trap nanodiamonds in space, and – using another laser – caused the diamonds to emit light at given fr ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2013 - 5:25pm
- We Can Exceed The Speed Of Light- If We Slow Light To A Crawl
Light traveling in a vacuum is the ultimate speed demon, moving at about 700 million miles per hour. Matter cannot exceed the speed of light- unless, perhaps, there is a speed bump in light's path. Researchers from France's Université de Nice-S ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 14 2013 - 7:30am
- Astronomical Camera Resolution Makes Night Sky Images Sharper Than Ever Before
A new type of camera allows scientists to take sharper images of the night sky than ever before. It combines a telescope with a large diameter primary mirror is being used for digital photography at its theoretical resolution limit in visible wavelengths ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 21 2013 - 4:02pm
- Use Your Digital SLR Camera To Measure The Height Of Aurora Borealis
If you want to see Aurora Borealis (the northern lights) in 3-D with your SLR cameras, and even determine the altitude where electrons in the atmosphere emit the light that produces aurora, Ryuho Kataoka from the National Institute of Polar Research in T ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2013 - 2:15pm
- Tabletop SLAC, Thanks To An 'Accelerator On A Chip'
Researchers recently used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice, an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and m ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2013 - 7:00am
- Move Over Electrons, Here Comes A Neutron Microscope
Researchers have developed a new concept for a microscope that would use neutrons, subatomic particles with no electrical charge, to create high-resolution images instead of the more traditional beams of light or electrons. Among other benefits, neutron- ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 6 2013 - 7:00am