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Adaptive optics facility improves sharpness of MUSE images

Adaptive optics facility improves sharpness of MUSE images
The Unit Telescope 4 (Yepun) of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has now been transformed into a fully adaptive telescope. After more than a decade of planning, construction and testing, the new Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF) has seen first light with the instrument MUSE, capturing amazingly sharp views of planetary nebulae and galaxies. The coupling of the AOF and MUSE forms one of the most advanced and powerful technological systems ever built for ground-based astronomy.
15th August 2017

Polymer moves under the influence of light

Polymer moves under the influence of light
Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology and Kent State University have developed a material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. To this end, they clamp a strip of this polymer material in a rectangular frame. When illuminated it goes for a walk all on its own. This small device, the size of a paperclip, is the world's first machine to convert light directly into walking, simply using one fixed light source. The researchers publish their findings in the journal Nature.
30th June 2017

Seeing the forest with the latest LiDAR system

Seeing the forest with the latest LiDAR system
Shortly after lasers were first developed in the 1960s, LiDAR—whose name originated as a combination of 'light' and 'radar'—capitalised on the newly unique precision they offered for measuring both time and distance. LiDAR quickly became the standard method for (3D) land surveys and is now used in a multitude of sensing applications, such as self-driving cars.
28th June 2017


IBS mirror coatings for moisture sensitive substrates

IBS mirror coatings for moisture sensitive substrates
  Alongside its E-beam coatings, LASER COMPONENTS now has Ion Assisted Deposition (IAD) and Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) coating capabilities. Being a precise and highly replicable method, IBS coatings are used for the most spectrally demanding applications, such as steep edge dichroic mirrors and very broad band mirrors.
21st June 2017

Method for 3D through-wall imaging utilises drones and WiFi

Method for 3D through-wall imaging utilises drones and WiFi
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab have given the first demonstration of three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The technique, which involves two drones working in tandem, could have a variety of applications, such as emergency search-and-rescue, archaeological discovery and structural monitoring.
20th June 2017

AI dramatically increases image clarity under severe conditions

AI dramatically increases image clarity under severe conditions
The research group of Professor Masatoshi Okutomi and Visiting Associate Professor Masayuki Tanaka of Tokyo Institute of Technology and NEC announced their joint development of a multi-modal image fusion technology that dramatically improves the clarity of images by using artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically combine visible images taken by standard cameras with non-visible images taken by specialised devices, such as thermal or terahertz cameras.
16th June 2017

Molecular Lego assembly for nanotechnology

Molecular Lego assembly for nanotechnology
The ability to assemble electronic building blocks consisting of individual molecules is an important objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is significantly closer to achieving this goal. The team of researchers headed by Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier, Prof. Dr. Milan Kivala and Prof. Dr. Andreas Görling has successfully assembled and tested conductors and networks made up of individual, newly developed building block molecules.
19th May 2017

World's thinnest hologram introduces next-gen 3D world

World's thinnest hologram introduces next-gen 3D world
An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs. Interactive 3D holograms are a staple of science fiction - from Star Wars to Avatar - but the challenge for scientists trying to turn them into reality is developing holograms that are thin enough to work with modern electronics.
18th May 2017

Scientists create a detailed 3D map of Earth's interior

Scientists create a detailed 3D map of Earth's interior
Using advanced modeling and simulation, seismic data generated by earthquakes, and one of the world's fastest supercomputers, a team led by Jeroen Tromp of Princeton University is creating a detailed 3D picture of Earth's interior. Currently, the team is focused on imaging the entire globe from the surface to the core-mantle boundary, a depth of 1,800 miles.
29th March 2017

The latest resource for optical chips

The latest resource for optical chips
The Semiconductor Industry Association has estimated that at current rates of increase, computers’ energy requirements will exceed the world’s total power output by 2040. Using light rather than electricity to move data would dramatically reduce computer chips’ energy consumption, and the past 20 years have seen remarkable progress in the development of silicon photonics, or optical devices that are made from silicon so they can easily be integrated with electronics on silicon chips.
21st February 2017


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