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Nanoparticles could someday give humans built-in night vision

August 29, 2019

Movies featuring heroes with superpowers, such as flight, X-ray vision or extraordinary strength, are all the rage. But…
Innovative tiny laser has potential uses in drug quality control, medical diagnosis, airplane safety

July 25, 2019

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules on the pharmaceutical production line or…
Infrared links could simplify data center communications

February 9, 2017

Data centers are the central point of many, if not most, information systems today, but the masses of…
Chemistry on the Edge: Study Pinpoints Most Active Areas of Reactions on Nanoscale Particles

January 12, 2017

Defects and jagged surfaces at the edges of nanosized platinum and gold particles are key hot spots for…
Crystal Clear Imaging: Infrared Brings to Light Nanoscale Molecular Arrangement

October 17, 2016

Detailing the molecular makeup of materials—from solar cells to organic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and transistors, and medically important…
New technology makes creating ultrashort infrared laser pulses easy and cheap

January 28, 2015

Ultrashort laser pulses have become an indispensable tool for atomic and molecular research. A new technology makes creating…
Laser sniffs out toxic gases from afar

December 4, 2014

Scientists have developed a way to sniff out tiny amounts of toxic gases — a whiff of nerve…
The human eye can see ‘invisible’ infrared light

December 2, 2014

Any science textbook will tell you we can’t see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light…
Skinny lens makes cheap surveillance camera for home use

May 22, 2014

Dark alleys might not feel so dangerous someday thanks to a new ultra-thin type of lens, which could…
Chemists settle debate about conversion of light

April 2, 2014

These nanocrystals convert ultraviolet light to green light. Credit: Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) Chemists of Utrecht University…
Bending the light with a tiny chip

March 12, 2014

A silicon chip developed by Caltech researchers acts as a lens-free projector–and could one day end up in…
Infrared: A new renewable energy source?

March 5, 2014

Making silicon devices responsive to infrared light

January 3, 2014

Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are responsive to a broad range of…
Infrared vision lets researchers see through — and into — multiple layers of graphene

November 22, 2013

It’s not X-ray vision, but you could call it infrared vision. A University at Buffalo-led research team has…
Seeing in the dark

October 30, 2013

This is a photo of the novel infrared remote sensing system built by researchers at two Chinese universities.…
Chameleon in lab: Looking cooler when heated, thin coating tricks infrared cameras

October 22, 2013

Active camouflage has taken a step forward at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), with…
Tiny antennas let long light waves see in infrared

September 25, 2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed arrays of tiny nano-antennas that can enable sensing of molecules…
Researchers devise means to combine scanning tunneling microscopy and infrared spectroscopy

September 25, 2013

A team of researchers at the University of California with members also from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and…
Researchers fabricate new camouflage coating from squid protein

September 10, 2013

What can the U.S. military learn from a common squid? A lot about how to hide from enemies,…
Improved interpretation of volcanic traces in ice

July 9, 2013

How severely have volcanoes contaminated the atmosphere with sulfur particles in past millennia? To answer this question, scientists…
Engineers’ nanoantennas improve infrared sensing

May 21, 2013

A team of University of Pennsylvania engineers has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way…
Herschel telescope bows out after successful mission

April 30, 2013

Europe’s deep-space Herschel telescope has given up the ghost—running out of coolant after a successful mission to observe…
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