Tunable free-electron X-ray radiation from van der Waals materials

X-ray emission by free electrons impinging on a van der Waals material. Credit: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Technion researchers have developed accurate radiation sources that are expected to lead to breakthroughs in medical ....

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Record-breaking, floating laser resonator

Credit: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Physical Review X recently reported on a new optical resonator from the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology that is unprecedented in resonance enhancement. Developed by graduate student Jacob Kher-Alden ....

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Solar orbiter’s first science data shows the sun at its quietest

Overview of the Solar Orbiter magnetic field data released today. Here, the amplitude of the magnetic field is shown, along with the distance of the spacecraft from the sun in Astronomical Units (the Earth is ....

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Achieving invisibility: Cross-wavelength invisibility integrated with invisibility tactics

Biological inspiration, schematic view, and practical sample of an optically transparent microwave invisibility cloak. (A) Photo of the hyperiid amphipod crustacean Cystisoma, which lives in a midwater oceanic environment. Photo credit: David Liittschwager, used with ....

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Gene expression altered by direction of forces acting on cell

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Tissues and cells in the human body are subjected to a constant push and pull—strained by other cells, blood pressure and fluid flow, to name a few. The type and direction ....

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The magnetization dynamics of rare-earth metals and the role of ultrafast magnon generation

Comparison of 5d6s and 4f spin dynamics in Gadolinium and Terbium. Upper panels: Orbital-resolved spin model. The yellow arrows represent the energy flow from the laser-excited electrons into the lattice (Gep) and to the 5d ....

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New Mars rover is ready for space lasers

Visible near the center of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover in this illustration is the palm-size dome called the Laser Retroreflector Array (LaRA). In the distant future, laser-equipped Mars orbiters could use such a reflector for ....

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Plastic-eating enzyme ‘cocktail’ heralds new hope for plastic waste

Credit: Aaron McGeehan The scientists who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme PETase have now created an enzyme 'cocktail' which can digest plastic up to six times faster. A second enzyme, found in the same rubbish dwelling ....

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New machine to probe the ultrafast motion of matter

A schematic to show how the two beam sources are generated. Credit: Springer Nature Researchers have established a novel high-frequency laser facility at the University of Tokyo. The coherent extreme ultraviolet light source can reveal ....

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