Bending Light Around Tight Corners Without Backscattering Losses

Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a device that can direct photons of light around sharp corners with virtu…

Sussex breakthrough prepares quantum computers to leave the lab

Professor Hensinger’s team of University of Sussex physicists have made a quantum computing breakthrough that is capable…

Success of Optical Control of Spin-polarized Photocurrent in Topological Insulator!

The researchers demonstrate that the flow direction of spin-polarized photocurrents on the surface of TI thin films can …

Scientists engineer a functional optical lens out of 2D materials

A team from the University of Washington and the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan announced that it has construct…

Berkeley computer theorists show path to verifying that quantum beats classical

With true quantum computing, problems that are impractical for even the fastest supercomputers to date could be relative…



Caltech Startup Aims to Make Solar Panels More Efficient

The technology, which is being marketed by a new startup company—ETC Solar, LLC—could potentially improve the output of solar panels by about 5 percent, regardless of the type of photovoltaic material used to make the panels

Thomas Russell and Harry Atwater

Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings

Columbia Engineers make white paint whiter—and cooler—by removing white pigment and invent a polymer coating, with nano-to-microscale air voids, that acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.