Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin lens

Ordinary refractive lenses

Developed from a prototype device demonstrated in 2012, it is an ultra-thin, flat lens made of a glass substrate and tiny, light-concentrating silicon antennas. Light shining on it bends instantaneously, rather than gradually bending while passing through. The bending effects can be designed in advance, by an algorithm, and
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Photonics & Physics

Forbidden quantum leaps possible with high-res spectroscopy

A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1,000 times better resolution and precision than

Alluxa announces launch of Ultra Narrow Bandpass filter catalog online

The new product catalog provides an overview of Alluxa's Ultra-Narrowband filters along with technical information

Top-precision optical atomic clock starts ticking

The theoretical stability of the new clock, stemming from the advanced physical mechanisms it harnesses, means that it would take tens of billions of years for an error of a single second to

Astronomy

In a First, Astronomers Catch a Multiple Star System in the Process of Forming

This week an international team of astronomers reports the first multiple-star system to be observed during the earliest stage of formation. This finding supports model predictions about how two- and three-star systems form by

Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s

Astronomer Eric Mamajek at the University of Rochester and his co-author from the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of

Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than we'd thought

A study by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto suggests that exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – are more likely to have liquid water and be more habitable than we thought

Astronomers discover a replica solar system

Scientists have located an ancient solar system, dating back to the dawn of the galaxy, which appears to be a miniature version of the inner planets in our own solar system

Galactic ‘hailstorm’ in the early Universe

Astronomers have been able to peer back to the young Universe to determine how quasars – powered by supermassive black holes with the mass of a billion suns – form and shape the evolution of galaxies

Astronomers use vanishing neutron star to measure space-time warp

In an interstellar race against time, astronomers have measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star

Imaging & Machine Vision

Toshiba Imaging’s New, 3-CMOS HD Video Camera Features USB3.0 Option

The 3-chip video camera delivers exceptional color accuracy and sharp, full-HD resolution, 1920 x 1080, at 59.94 frames per second providing

Packaging inspection with EyeVision

The visual inspection not only detects errors in transparency film and heat-sealed joints, but also the correct position of printed

Deep-cooled Scientific Spectroscopy Camera Perfect for Low Light and Ultrafast spectroscopy

The camera comes with a standard dual readout mode that allows the users to switch automatically between EMCCD mode for low light measurements and conventional CCD mode for

Medical Engineering

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

Using light to understand the brain

UCL researchers have developed an innovative way to understand how the brain works by using flashes of light, allowing them to both read and write brain signals.

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New superconducting hybrid crystals developed at the University of Copenhagen

The development and quality of extremely small electronic circuits are critical to how and how well future computers and other electronic devices will function. The new material, comprised of both a semiconductor and

Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene

Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has many desirable properties. Magnetism alas is not one of them. Magnetism can be induced in graphene by doping it with magnetic

New conductive coatings for flexible touchscreens – presentation at nano tech 2015 in Japan

The transparent electronic inks allow conductor tracks to be produced unproblematically even on a large-scale by means of the classic reel-to-reel process. Initial trials at INM have been promising. The researchers all agree that the

Bee-inspired landing system will sting aircraft hackers

Bees have inspired development of a new aircraft landing system that is fully independent of outside technology, improving passenger safety by deterring blocking or

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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