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Picocavity confines light to smallest volume ever

November 14, 2016 - 4:24am
'World’s smallest magnifying glass' could be used to study how light and matter interact at the tiniest scales.

Making photons interact with a magnetic field

November 11, 2016 - 3:49am
Aharonov–Bohm ring for light particles could allow physicists to study the fundamental properties of some of the most complicated states of quantum matter.

OLEDs toughen up with low-temperature processing technique

November 9, 2016 - 9:28am
(with audio) By successfully adding a layer of MgO to the protective Al2O3 laminate, researchers improve the resilience of OLEDs to water vapour and gas exposure by around an order of magnitude.

Watching a virus bind to a biological cell

November 9, 2016 - 2:11am
Atomic force and confocal microscopy techniques shed more light on viral infection.

Engineered spinach detects explosives

November 7, 2016 - 6:52am
(with video) By embedding plant leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT researchers have transformed a plant into a living sensor.

Atom assembler makes defect-free arrays

November 3, 2016 - 8:00pm
(with video) New technique to rearrange atoms one by one in a fully ordered lattice could be used to simulate quantum systems.

NV centres for long-term 3D data storage

November 3, 2016 - 7:59pm
Diamond crystal defect system could outperform present-day DVD technology.

Bacteria nanospheres may help camouflage tiny crustaceans

November 2, 2016 - 7:58pm
Living coating appears to hide transparent creatures from predators.

Nanoparticle conjugates could help treat flu

November 2, 2016 - 3:33am
A new way to treat the influenza virus shows promise.

SQUID thermometer measures temperature at the nanoscale

October 31, 2016 - 6:56am
New device could directly image energy dissipation mechanisms in quantum matter.