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Microwave treatment is an inexpensive way to clean heavy metals from treated sewage

December 6, 2019

A team of Florida State University researchers studying new methods to remove toxic heavy metals from biosolids —…
Plastic waste may be headed for the microwave

October 18, 2019

Could microwaves be part of the answer to our planet’s plastic problems? A James Cook University scientist is…
JST, Fujitsu, and Tokyo Metropolitan University Develop Highly Sensitive Diode, Converts Microwaves to Electricity

September 24, 2019

– In entering the true IoT era, there is a demand for highly sensitive diodes that can convert…
On-chip, electronically tunable frequency comb

March 21, 2019

Lasers play a vital role in everything from modern communications and connectivity to bio-medicine and manufacturing. Many applications,…
One device, many frequencies: Argonne researchers create a unique, tiny resonator

March 7, 2019

Pioneering micromechanical ​“frequency comb” responds to external signals in an entirely new way. It’s one thing for humans…
Metamaterials for Next-Generation Accelerators

January 23, 2019

An experiment at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator demonstrates the potential of a novel metamaterial structure to yield higher…
Once a performance barrier, this material quirk could strengthen our telecommunication connections

August 23, 2018

Researchers who study and manipulate the behavior of materials at the atomic level have discovered a way to…
Microscopic trampoline may help create networks of quantum computers

July 16, 2018

Take a bounce: A microscopic trampoline could help engineers to overcome a major hurdle for quantum computers, researchers…
Exact Optical Frequencies on Demand

June 18, 2018

Radio and microwave frequency synthesis is so fundamental that it can be easily taken for granted. It, for…
Autonomous cars could benefit from cheap silicon-based sensors

June 1, 2018

Cars will eventually drive themselves and we are moving towards it gradually. But before autonomous technology is truly…
New method can break down PET plastic with microwaves

May 3, 2018

Large volumes of PET packaging—used for, for example, non-transparent soft drinks bottles—bypass the returnables systems and refuse bins,…
GRACE Mission Making Plans for Final Science Data Collection

September 18, 2017

Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Mission Status Report With one of its twin satellites almost out of fuel…
Microwaving rocks may change the entire industry of mineral processing

February 11, 2017

Mining is a big industry and is extremely important as well. Many other sectors depend on it heavily…
NIST Physicists ‘Squeeze’ Light to Cool Microscopic Drum Below Quantum Limit

January 12, 2017

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature…
Researchers make better sense of incoherent light

September 17, 2016

One of the differences between lasers and desk lamps is that laser light is spatially coherent, meaning the…
Engineers Use Microwaves to Produce High-Quality Graphene

September 5, 2016

Rutgers University engineers have found a simple method for producing high-quality graphene that can be used in next-generation…
A New Spin on Quantum Computing: Scientists Train Electrons with Microwaves

February 18, 2016

In what may provide a potential path to processing information in a quantum computer, researchers have switched an…
Microwaved nanotubes come up clean

January 25, 2016

Amid all the fancy equipment found in a typical nanomaterials lab, one of the most useful may turn…
Researchers test speed of light with greater precision than before

September 14, 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Humboldt University of Berlin have completed testing that has effectively…
Smaller and smarter antennas for military use

July 24, 2015

When it comes to protecting the men and women of the armed forces, University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Nader…
Zooming In: detecting radiation emitted by a single electron

May 4, 2015

The microwave oven has been around for almost 80 years. When it heats food or liquid, the frequency…
Novel high-power microwave generator

February 12, 2015

A new study explores the viability of a novel structure to be used as a component of a…
‘Comb on a chip’ powers new atomic clock design

July 23, 2014

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated…
Developed by UCLA team, new terahertz modulator could lead to more advanced medical and security imaging

July 17, 2014

A UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science research team has developed a breakthrough broadband modulator that could…
Technology using microwave heating may impact electronics manufacture

June 11, 2014

Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by…
A new way to create compact light sources

June 10, 2014

SLAC scientists have found a new way to produce bright pulses of light from accelerated electrons that could…
A new wrinkle in the control of waves: Flexible materials could provide ways to manipulate sound and light

January 27, 2014

Flexible, layered materials textured with nanoscale wrinkles could provide a new way of controlling the wavelengths and distribution…
Chips meet Tubes: World ‘s First Terahertz Vacuum Amplifier

November 22, 2013

The submillimeter wave, or terahertz, part of the electromagnetic spectrum falls between the frequencies of 0.3 and 3…
Wireless device converts ‘lost’ energy into electric power

November 8, 2013

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering…
Perfect Faults: A Self-Correcting Crystal May Unleash the Next Generation of Advanced Communications

November 6, 2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined with an international team to engineer…
Scientists take a quieter step closer to first practical quantum computer

October 10, 2013

Scientists working to produce the world’s fastest, most powerful computers have moved a step closer to creating a…
The very idea: Kitchen gadgets powered by microwave leaks

September 23, 2013

Can your microwave oven power other gadgets in your kitchen? That is the question explored in the paper,…
Trapping T-rays for better security scanners

July 12, 2013

Medical diagnostic and security scanners with higher sensitivity could result from University of Adelaide research into detecting T-rays…
Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics

June 7, 2013

New ultrathin, planar, lightweight, and broadband polarimetric photonic devices and optics could result from recent research by a…
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Microwave Ovens to Save Consumers on Energy Bills

June 3, 2013

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today that the Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for…
Detecting mirror molecules: New technique reliably tells left-handed from right-handed variant of a compound

May 23, 2013

Harvard physicists have developed a novel technique that can detect molecular variants in chemical mixtures – greatly simplifying…
Quantum optics with microwaves

May 17, 2013

Physicists at ETH Zurich have demonstrated one of the quintessential effects of quantum optics – known as the…
Do-it-yourself invisibility with 3-D printing

May 7, 2013

Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments. Now it…
Microwave oven cooks up solar cell material

May 6, 2013

University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant…
‘Metascreen’ forms ultra-thin invisibility cloak

March 26, 2013

Up until now, the invisibility cloaks put forward by scientists have been fairly bulky contraptions – an obvious…
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