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Liquid crystals: New smart material in use

Liquid crystal shells have a number of interesting applications and they are being heralded as a new smart material. Applications being discussed include autonomous driving to anti-counterfeiting technology.

DNA provides design principles for lighter optical displays

Researchers have shown how lighter gold nanoparticles can be used to substitute the thicker, heavier layered polymers which are used as the back-reflectors for optical displays. The design idea is based on DNA.

Essential Science: Laser eyes being developed

Laser eyes are edging close to reality, according to researchers based in Scotland. With this, ocular lasers, based on an ultra-thin membrane laser using organic semiconductors, have been tested out.

Micro-cameras being tested for digital businesses

A new development in mini, wearable and customizable cameras has been launched. Called FOMO, the camera offers opportunities for businesses and for consumers, being able to capture video in real-time.

Super-flexible glass created for medical devices

A new type of glass, which is very flexible, has been invented for medical devices. This for use within the microscopic world. Here brittle materials are holding back what is possible.

Op-Ed: Is the perception of reality a homocentric experience?

Is the perception of reality a subjective human experience? This is one of the many questions tackled in Michio Kaku's forthcoming book, The Future of the Mind.

MIT Team Detail Their Optics-On-A-Chip Device

MIT reveal how they will be able to speed up the transmission of data and video across fibre optiic network connections.

Digital picture stored on one photon!

Researchers at the University of Rochester have made an optics breakthrough that allows them to encode an entire image's worth of data into a photon, slow the image down for storage, and then retrieve the image intact.

Optics breakthrough could speed internet

Speed internet, thats cool, we will get ou DJ news faster.

Your eyes twitch...on purpose.

Visual chaos would occur without a newly identified brain pathway that creates a smooth visual experience despite the constant motion of the eyes.
 

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