Photonics & Physics

Breakthrough opens door to affordable quantum computers

A UNSW-led research team has encoded quantum information in silicon using simple electrical pulses for the first time, bringing affordable large-scale quantum computers one step closer to reality

X-CAN: École Polytechnique and Thales to develop a new generation of lasers

The Coherent Amplification Network concept is based on the use of an array of fibre lasers for amplification and coherent combination of laser beams, a radically new approach to laser system architectures that is expected to achieve

Graphene speeds up light-to-electricity conversion

ICFO researchers have now demonstrated a graphene-based photodetector that converts absorbed light into an electrical voltage at extremely high speeds. The new device is capable of converting light into electricity in less than

Astronomy

Supermassive Black Hole Blasts Star-Making Gas From Galaxy’s Core

The galaxy highlighted in the study, known as IRAS F11119+3257, has an actively growing supermassive black hole at its center. This means that, unlike the large black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, this

New insights found in black hole collisions

New research provides revelations about the most energetic event in the universe — the merging of two spinning, orbiting black holes into a much larger black hole.

Unravelling the mystery of Nova Vul 1670

In 1670 a new star appeared in the sky, which could even be seen with the naked eye. It was not a nova, but a much rarer phenomenon

Black holes don’t erase information, scientists say

The paper outlines how interactions between particles emitted by a black hole can reveal information about what lies within, such as characteristics of the

New Research Suggests Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths

Long before Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars formed, it seems that the inner solar system may have harbored a number of super-Earths—planets larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune. If so, those planets are

More than a million stars are forming in a mysterious dusty gas cloud in a nearby galaxy

More than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own, an international team of astronomers has discovered

Imaging & Machine Vision

More user-friendly laser tracking systems

High-tech businesses set high performance expectations for portable coordinate measuring devices used for controls and quality assurance in their manufacturing plants. By integrating innovative camera

Adimec Exhibits New CMOS HD Daylight Cameras at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2015

All of the cameras in the TMX series offer 30 or 60 fps with optional color processing. Other key characteristics of the cameras include a rugged design for harsh outdoor

LG Innotek Develops Its Widest Aperture Camera Module

The advanced design of the camera module means that it receives 80 percent more light than in the highly praised camera found on the

Medical Engineering

An Improved Method for Coating Gold Nanorods

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell. Gold nanorods are being investigated for use in a wide variety of biomedical applications, and this advance

Sensors Unlimited Introduces Fastest SWIR 2048-Pixel Line Scan Camera to Support Medical Diagnosis

The 10-micron pitch and the 210-micron pixel height make it easy to align with spectrometers commonly used in

Polymicro Technologies™ MediSpec™ Waveguide Features Aiming Beam Technology

The speciality waveguide designed for medical laser applications integrates mid-infrared laser power delivery and

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Forth Dimension Displays launches QXGA-3DM Spatial Light Modulator

The QXGA-3DM combines an industry proven microdisplay with a powerful application specific non-video drive interface. The system can be programmed offline, through the RS-232, RS-485 and USB interfaces, and

Elbit Systems Introduces at Heli-Expo 2015: Helicopter ClearVision™ Enhanced Flight Vision System Solution for Rotary-Wing Platforms

The system is based on the ClearVision™ EFVS for fixed-wing platforms and provides helicopter pilots with increased situational awareness, enhanced safety and continuous

Microfluidic Diamond Sensor

Measuring faint magnetic fields is a trillion-dollar business. Gigabytes of data, stored and quickly retrieved from chips the size of a coin, are at the heart of consumer electronics

Tackling the “Achilles’ heel” of OLED displays

Large glass or plastic substrate sheets are placed on a long, wide platform. A component with custom nozzles moves rapidly, back and forth, across the substrate, coating it with OLED and

Photography

New Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R digital SLR cameras pack world’s highest-resolution CMOS sensor with pixel count of approx. 50.6 megapixels

The new Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R, targeting professional and advanced-amateur photographers, feature a Canon-developed 50.6-megapixel 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor that delivers

Sony Introduces the α7II, the World’s First Full-Frame Camera with 5-Axis Image Stabilization

The new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is the world’s first full-frame camera to feature 5-axis image stabilization1, allowing it to compensate for camera movement in five different directions to produce extremely sharp handheld images.

Gadgets

RideOn’s Indiegogo Campaign Brings Augmented Reality to Ski Slopes for First Time

RideOn goggles

The experience of riding down the mountain will change dramatically in 2015. RideOn, a startup based in Tel Aviv, recently unveiled their prototype of ski goggles of the

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Experience Virtual Reality with ZEISS VR ONE

ZEISS VR ONE

To dive into virtual worlds, all the user needs to do is select an appropriate VR app and slide his or her smartphone into the headset using the tray provided. ZEISS VR ONE will initially be available worldwide with a tray for the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and the iPhone 6

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For the first time in industry, Sharp Develops 7.0" Tablet with MEMS-IGZO display

Sharp Tablet equipped with MEMS-IGZO Display

The MEMS-IGZO display on this tablet is a cutting-edge display jointly developed with Pixtronix, Inc. (hereafter "Pixtronix"), a subsidiary company of Qualcomm Incorporated. By integrating Pixtronix's MEMS display technology and

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Life style

Ulysse Nardin Musical Marvel Delights on the Hour, on Request with Vivaldi Melody.

Stranger Vivaldi

As revolutionary as it is in engineering, it is equally stylish. Exhibiting a modern appeal, sleek lines are tempered by a repetitive circle motif. Large Roman numerals mark the hours, adding a casual air. Its aesthetic is further

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Jaquet Droz presents The Bird Repeater Geneva

The Bird Repeater Geneva

At the center of the dial, a pair of elegant goldfinches have nested right in the heart of Île Rousseau, the island paradise for birds located precisely at the entrance to the lake. These creatures, their plumage as brightly colored as a Fauvist canvas, hand-sculpted in gold

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