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Building Nanomaterials with Laser Light

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It sounds far-fetched, but building materials using light like a needle to thread together long chains of particles is what a new method developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge actually does. The technique could someday lead to technologies from the realm of science fiction, like invisibility shields and cloaking devices. Researchers have developed [...]

Topological Light Transport on Chip Achieved

qubit resonator

Following the emergence of the concept of topological light, the first images of topological light moving around a microchip came out. Now comes the full measurements of the transmission of light around and through a chip. The topological transport of light is the photonic equivalent of topological electron flow in certain semiconductors. In topological electron [...]

Could Vision-correcting Display replace Reading Glasses?

eyeglass display prototype

Researchers at UC Berkely are working on vision-correcting displays that enable users to see text and images clearly without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, as well as algorithms to compensate for visual impairment. The technology has the potential to help millions who today need to wear corrective lenses to use their smartphones, tablets and computers. [...]

New Panasonic FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 Toughpads Smaller, Tougher

Panasonic Toughpad fz-e1

Panasonic has announced the launch of two new 5-inch handheld rugged tablets, the Toughpad FZ-E1, powered by Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld, and the Toughpad FZ-X1, running Android 4.2.2. Features such as 14-hour hot-swappable batteries, FIPS 140-2 Level 1 security, and sunlight-readable HD touchscreens that work even with gloves, make the FZ-E1 FZ-X1 tablets great for [...]

Wearable Computing Gloves for learning Braille

wearable computing braille glove

Wearable computing for helping people learn how to read and write Braille has been developed by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers. Even more amazingly, if you’re wearing this haptic interface, you don't even have to pay attention, you can learn while doing something else. "The process is based on passive haptic learning (PHL)," said Georgia [...]