Quantum ‘compass’ could allow navigation without relying on satellites

The quantum accelerometer relies on the precision and accuracy possible by measuring properties of supercool atoms. At e…

Ouster Reveals Details of New Lidar Category

The OS-1 64 contains just two custom semiconductor chips capable of firing lasers and sensing the light that reflects ba…

Researchers Create First Scalable Platform for On-chip Quantum Light Sources

The work describes a new method for creating quantum light sources on demand in any desired location on a chip, by stret…

Shedding light on Weyl fermions

Their results, which have been published in Nature Communications, could enable high-speed magneto-optical topological s…

Griffith’s precision measurement takes it to the limit

The researchers combined three techniques – entanglement, passing the beams back and forth along the measurement path, a…



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.