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Scientists find a way to extract color from black

Scientists have developed a way of extracting a richer palette of colours from the available spectrum by harnessing disordered patterns inspired by nature that would typically be seen as black.

Fri 27 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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As electronics shrink to nanoscale, will they still be good as gold?

Deep inside computer chips, tiny wires made of gold and other conductive metals carry the electricity used to process data.

Thu 26 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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New fabrication approach paves way to low cost mid-infrared lasers useful for sensing

For the first time, researchers have fabricated high-performance mid-infrared laser diodes directly on microelectronics-compatible silicon substrates. The new lasers could enable the widespread ...

Thu 26 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Researchers propose a novel methodology for the characterization of light-matter interaction at atomic size

Photonic cavities are an essential part of many modern optical devices, from laser pointers to microwave ovens. Just as we can store water in a tank and create standing waves on the surface ...

Wed 25 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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A nanoscale device to generate high-power terahertz waves

Terahertz (THz) waves fall between microwave and infrared radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum, oscillating at frequencies of between 100 billion and 30 trillion cycles per second. These ...

Wed 25 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Scrunched up sheets of graphene act as ultra-sensitive cancer sensors

With an excellent ability to conduct heat and electricity, graphene promises to find applications in all kinds of areas. And by crumpling the one-atom-thick sheets of carbon into irregular surfaces, ...

Tue 24 Mar 20 from Gizmag

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How do you power billions of sensors? By converting waste heat into electricity

Interconnected healthcare and many other future applications will require internet connectivity between billions of sensors. The devices that will enable these applications must be small, flexible, ...

Mon 23 Mar 20 from TechXplore

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Special blend of circuits and memristive devices created for brain-mimicking processing systems

During the 1990s, Carver Mead and colleagues combined basic research in neuroscience with elegant analog circuit design in electronic engineering. This pioneering work on neuromorphic electronic ...

Tue 24 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Scientists invent symmetry-breaking for the first time in a nanoscale device that can mimic human brain

Over the last decade, artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications such as machine learning have gained pace to revolutionize many industries. As the world gathers more data, the computing ...

Tue 24 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Ultrafast and broadband perovskite photodetectors for large-dynamic-range imaging

A solution-processed broadband photodetector based on organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite and organic bulk heterojunction has been demonstrated, achieving broadband response spectra up to 1000 ...

Mon 23 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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