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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Timing the life of antimatter particles may lead to better cancer treatment

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and National Institute of Radiological Sciences have designed a way to detect the absolute oxygen concentration in patients' bodies, which may lead to more effective cancer treatment. The results ....

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What tiny surfing robots teach us about surface tension

This animation demonstrates the flow pattern around a chemically active Marangoni surfer. Credit: Saeed Jafari Kang and Hassan Masoud Propelled by chemical changes in surface tension, microrobots surfing across fluid interfaces lead researchers to new ....

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Colloidal quantum dot light emitters go broadband in the infrared

The multi-stack of CQDs of different size are built on top of a flexible plastic substrate that is later deposited onto a commercial visible LED to produce broadband IR light. Credit: ICFO Broadband light emission ....

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Titan’s lakes can stratify like those on Earth

Saturn’s moon Titan hosts numerous small lakes, dried lakebeds, and disappearing lakes. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/USGS (Modified from original)  Lakes on Saturn's moon Titan, composed of methane, ethane, and nitrogen rather than water, experience density driven stratification, forming ....

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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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Inside mitochondria and their fascinating genome

EPFL professor and biophysicist Suliana Manley with student Sofia Zaganelli and a super-resolution microscope. Credit: EPFL / Alain Herzog Mitochondria are present in all eukaryotic cells: in our cells, in mammalian cells, in the cells ....

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