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Photonics in Medicine: Top 5 Biomedical Impacts
Researchers began manipulating laser technologies to use in scientific research long time ago. Which began as abstract exploration of the behavior of light and its interaction with nature, soon turned into ...
Diffraction: An Introduction
Goals of Engineering: Precision In many cases, the goal of scientists and engineers is to affect some change in the world we live in via a rigorous understanding of the characteristics of some process or ...
Nanophotonics: Big Developments In a Small World
  An Introduction to Nanophotonics: Something Big from Something Small In recent years there has been a lot of work with nanophotonics in optical physics and engineering. This is a part of the rising ...
Light Operated Nanomotors: How Optics Drives Nanotech Forward
Small mechanical systems and optics are interlinked in many ways. People use lasers to create small electronic systems like those found in semiconductors. Increasingly, light plays an important role in ...
Portable Spectroscopy and How it is Changing Agriculture
Precision agriculture is the practice of micromanaging crops to maximize yield, with the help of sensors, mapping techniques and laboratory studies like spectroscopy. This type of “smart” farming is ...
Telescopes: the Instruments of Cosmic Espionage
The nightly sky has fascinated early humans and modern research scientists alike. Many wonder what is out there and look to the sky for answers to questions like: are we alone? Due to the vast scale of the ...
Clear Lenses as Efficient Ocular Protection against UV Exposure
A joint team of researchers from the University of Tuebingen in Germany and Carl Zeiss Vision explore the efficiency of clear lenses as forms of ocular protection against UV light in a recently published ...
Artificial Photoreceptors: Nanowire Arrays as Subretinal Prosthetic Devices
A new paper details the potential use of nanowire arrays as artificial photoreceptors. The Zhongshan Hospital-affiliate team from Fudan University in Shanghai observed visual responses in blind mice fitted ...