A new version of SPASER (surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing. 'Hey, is that your t-shirt ringing or mine?'
Researchers have modeled the world's first SPASER to be made completely of carbon.
As you guessed by the definition, because the SP replaces the L in LASER, a
is effectively a nanoscale laser or nanolaser. It emits a
Extreme dry weather coupled with high-intensity wildfires is already beginning to damage large areas of the Amazon rainforest, a situation that is being made worse by continued deforestation and logging. Uncontrolled wildfires are normally associated with scrubland vegetation in hot, dry regions such as Australia and south-western United States. However, they may soon become a […]
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Henry Kamen at the Times Literary Supplement: Our America is a brilliant, difficult book which seeks “to show that there are other US histories than the standard Anglo narrative” by focusing on “Hispanic influence in the country’s past and future”....
There's a hidden battle happening planet-wide at the microbe level.
Researchers have discovered that Arabidopsis thaliana, a small flowering plant widely used as a model organism in plant biology, puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and a new study reveals new targets during the battle between microbe and host that researchers can exploit to protect plants.
Basically, if the winter annual is putting out a welcome met, scientists have discovered that mat's molecular
Lucy Farmer and Garry Simpson at More Intelligent Life: When you cross a bridge, it is the sweeping view or the rolling horizon that holds your attention, not the structure that makes the air solid beneath your feet. These wonders...