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Representation of the orientation of collagen fibers within a tooth sample The samples three-dimensional nanostructure was computed from a large number of separate images recorded by X-ray scattering CT Image Schaff et alNature
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    Ultrashort X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Pulses

    Researchers from the Department of Physics at Oxford University (UK) have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to generate ultrashort X-ray pulses using existing technology. The breakthrough could help researchers across various...
  • Dr Lingyan Shi is leading deep brain imaging research in CCNYs Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers Photo CCNY

    “Golden Window” in Deep Brain Imaging

    Introducing three new optical windows in the near-infrared (NIR) region, researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) in the US have for the first time created a “Golden Window” for deep brain imaging and proved that using light...
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  • Entanglement Key to Highly Efficient Singlet Fission Solar Cells Image Lawrence W Chin, David Turban and Alex W Chin
  • Power-Saving Methods Improve Solar-Powered Robots

    Solar-Powered Robots Operate in Limited Light Conditions

    New power-saving methods developed at Iowa State University in the US could help improve solar-powered robots. “The power-saving tools have two major functions,” explains Ran Dai, ISU assistant professor and Black and Veatch Faculty...
  • Echo-less Lights Could Improve Medical Imaging

    Echo-less Lights Could Improve Medical Imaging

    Researchers at The University of Queensland, Brisbane St Lucia campus, and the Centre for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), both in Australia, have developed echo-less lights that could improve medical imaging inside the...
  • CMUs three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors

    Fiber Optic Sensors for Soft Robotic Hands

    Scientists at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US), have designed a three-fingered soft robotic hand with multiple embedded fiber optic sensors. Additionally, they have developed a new type of stretchable optical...

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