- In The Works: Computers That Run On Infrared Light And Wires Made Of Waveguides
University of Utah engineers took an early step toward building superfast computers that run on far-infrared light instead of electricity: They made waveguides-- the equivalent of wires-- that carried and bent this form of light, also known as terahertz ra ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2008 - 11:01pm
- Alcatel-Lucent Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
PARIS, April 30 /PRNewswire/--- Note: 1st Quarter 2008 Reported and Adjusted Profit and Loss Statement is Enclosed in Annex (lien vers http://www1.alcatel-lucent.com/1q2008/pdf/annex_E.pdf) Key Highlights for the Quarter- Revenues of Euro 3.864 billion, u ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Apr 30 2008 - 1:32am
- Quantum Physics; Humor, Sensationalizing, Hard Science, Espionage
Humor- Comics are supposed to be fun, light reading. Something I read on MSNBC’s Comics & Games website has been on my mind for a few months. The column titled "News of the Weird" by Chuck Shepherd (March 30, 2008) had one paragraph that cau ...
Article - Jim Myres - Jun 2 2008 - 7:35pm
- Eta Carinae- The Homonculus In A Cosmic Cauldron
Eta Carinae has the shape of a 'little man' and surrounds a star doomed to explode within the next 100 000 years. Being brighter than one million Suns, Eta Carinae is the most luminous star known in the Galaxy. It is the closest example of a lumi ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2008 - 9:37pm
- First Optical Pacemaker Controls Beating Of Heart Muscle Cells
The world's first optical pacemaker is described in an article published today in Optics Express. A team of scientists at Osaka University in Japan show that powerful, but very short, laser pulses can help control the beating of heart muscle cells. &q ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2008 - 11:58pm
- MOA-2007-BLG-192Lb: Are Low Mass Stars More Likely To Have Planets Like Our Own?
Astronomers have discovered an extrasolar planet only three times more massive than our own, the smallest yet observed orbiting a normal star. The star itself is not large, perhaps as little as one twentieth the mass of our Sun, suggesting to the research ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2008 - 6:02pm
- CellForce Sensor Measures Footprint And Migration Of Cells
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have taken a page from sports physiology and developed a low-cost optical sensor to measure the force with which tiny, migrating somatic cells push themselves away from an underlying surface. Force analysis devices l ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 6 2008 - 2:23pm
- Dark Energy Survey (DES) Camera Gets One Step Closer
An international team has reached a milestone in the construction of one of the largest ever cameras to detect the mysterious Dark Energy component of the Universe. The pieces of glass for the five unique lenses of the camera have been shipped from the US ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2008 - 1:42pm
- Engineers Trap A Rainbow
Engineers working in optical communications bear more than a passing resemblance to dreamers chasing rainbows. They may not wish literally to capture all the colors of the spectrum, but they do seek to control the rate at which light from across the spectr ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2008 - 2:11pm
- Essilor- First-Half 2008 Revenue
CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, July 17 /PRNewswire/--- First-Half 2008 Revenue Up- 5.4% Like-for-Like- 9.6% at Constant Exchange Rates Essilor International, the world leader in ophthalmic optics, today announced consolidated revenue of EUR1,520.3 million for ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Jul 17 2008 - 12:32am