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🗞 TECHNOLOGY NEWS💻🔧🖥:
TWO-IN-ONE: WIDE-ANGLE MONITORING MEETS HIGH-RESOLUTION CAPTURE IN NEW CAMERA PLATFORM
If you’re a fan of spy movies, you’ve probably come across scenes where the intelligence agents try to identify or detect a perpetrator using some sophisticated image enhancement technology on surveillance camera images. While the idea behind surveillance cameras and object detection is the same in real life, unlike in movies, there is often a trade-off between the camera’s field of view and its resolution.
HELPING ROBOTS COLLABORATE TO GET THE JOB DONE
Sometimes, one robot isn’t enough.
NEW SENSORS DETECT EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS, VIRAL PARTICLES AT PART-PER-QUADRILLION LEVEL
We are frequently reminded of how vulnerable our health and safety are to threats from nature or those who wish to harm us.
🗞 PHYSICS NEWS⚙♨:
MODULAR BLUE LIGHT-SENSITIVE PHOTOSWITCH DEVELOPED FOR OPTOGENETIC ENGINEERING
Recently, Prof. WANG Junfeng from the High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS), together with international scholars, developed a novel circular permutated light-oxygen-voltage 2 (LOV2) to expand the repertoire of genetically encoded photoswitches, which will accelerate the design of novel optogenetic devices. The result was published in Nature Chemical Biology.
DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY YIELDS UNPRECEDENTED 3D IMAGES, HERALDING FAR LARGER APPLICATION TO STUDY NEUTRINOS
An experiment to capture unprecedented 3D images of the trajectories of charged particles has been demonstrated using cosmic rays as they strike and travel through a cryostat filled with a ton of liquid argon. The results confirm the capabilities of a novel detector technology for particle physics developed by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in collaboration with several university and industrial partners.
TO MAKE PARTICLES FLOW MORE EFFICIENTLY, PUT AN OBSTACLE IN THEIR WAY
Scientists used to perform experiments by stirring biological and chemical agents into test tubes.
🗞 EARTH NEWS🌏:
FIBRE-OPTICS USED TO TAKE THE TEMPERATURE OF GREENLAND ICE SHEET
Scientists have used fibre-optic sensing to obtain the most detailed measurements of ice properties ever taken on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Their findings will be used to make more accurate models of the future movement of the world’s second-largest ice sheet, as the effects of climate change continue to accelerate.
OBSERVATIONS SHOW MARINE CLOUDS AMPLIFY WARMING
A new analysis of satellite cloud observations finds that global warming causes low-level clouds over the oceans to decrease, leading to further warming. The work, led by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with colleagues from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the NASA Langley Research Center, appears online in Nature Climate Change.
WATER COMPANIES ARE MAIN CAUSE OF MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION IN UK’S RIVERS
New research by experts from the University of Manchester has found that the poor management of untreated wastewater and raw sewage by water companies is the main source of microplastic pollution in the UK’s rivers.
🗞 ASTRONOMY & SPACE NEWS🌪🎇:
EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE FOUND IN SEABED HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR EARTH’S ORIGINS
The first-ever discovery of an extraterrestrial radioactive isotope on Earth has scientists rethinking the origins of the elements on our planet.
SUPERCOMPUTER SIMULATIONS UNLOCK AN OLD SPACE WEATHER PUZZLE
Scientists have long questioned why the bursts of hot gas from the sun do not cool down as fast as expected, and have now used a supercomputer to find out.
PHYSICISTS PREDICT NEUTRON STARS MAY BE BIGGER THAN PREVIOUSLY IMAGINED
When a massive star dies, first there is a supernova explosion. Then, what’s left over becomes either a black hole or a neutron star.
🗞 NANOTECHNOLOGY NEWS⛄☃:
REACTION KINETICS DRIVE CHIRAL NANOCRYSTAL FORMATION IN TELLURIUM ATOMS
A team of researchers from Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, the University of Washington and the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute has found that reaction kinetics are the factors that drive chiral nanocrystal formation in tellurium atoms. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes preparing Te crystals in different ways and then watched what happened to them under a microscope. Inna Popov with the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has published a Perspectives piece in the same journal issue outlining recent research into the means by which chiral compounds form chiral crystal shapes and also gives an overview of the work done by the team in this new effort.
ADVANCE MAY ENABLE 2D TRANSISTORS FOR TINIER MICROCHIP COMPONENTS
Moore’s Law, the famous prediction that the number of transistors that can be packed onto a microchip will double every couple of years, has been bumping into basic physical limits. These limits could bring decades of progress to a halt, unless new approaches are found.
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