News - 1 Aug 2017
A chemical sensor equipped with organic chemical compounds could provide selective, reproducible detection of miniscule amounts of heavy metal ions quickly. The sensor is based on a plasmon-polariton...
News - 1 Aug 2017
Researchers searching for bomb-making components, traces of drugs and other chemicals time and again shine light on the materials they are examining.
This technique is known as spectroscopy,...
News - 24 Aug 2016
Shrink rays may exist only in science fiction, but similar effects are at work in the real world at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
After successfully miniaturizing...
News - 13 Jul 2011
Last week QinetiQ North America won a six-year contract potentially worth $36.5 million to provide expert scientific and analytical support to the U.S. Air Force Technical Applications...
News - 27 Oct 2021
One should not be fooled by the sapphire windows or titanium metal walls. It is what is on the inner side of a new compact, intuitive device that could someday initiate a new era of navigation.
News - 16 Jul 2020
A self-driving car has a hard time recognizing the difference between a toddler and a brown bag that suddenly appears into view because of limitations in how it senses objects using lidar.
News - 21 May 2020
At the Eindhoven University of Technology, a research team has designed a new, integrated optical sensor that offers an enhanced resolution in measurements. The sensor opens the door for completely...
News - 24 Apr 2019
Lanthanides—the rare earth metals utilized in many technologies, including smartphones—could be detected in a more efficient and cost-effective manner with a novel protein-based...
News - 14 Oct 2015
Today the Governor of West Virginia Earl Ray Tomblin recognized the 50th Anniversary of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s 140-foot radio telescope. The governor’s proclamation was...
News - 4 May 2013
A multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package to study space weather has passed its pre-installation testing and is ready to be incorporated onto a National Oceanic and...