A new microwave antenna can make magnetometers super-sensitive.

Researchers from ITMO University and Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences are working on a microwave antenna that would lead to a creation of super-sensitive magnetic field detectors. Aside from having high sensitivity, these devices should operate at low input and at room temperature, and also be compact and cheap. The main … Continue reading A new microwave antenna can make magnetometers super-sensitive.

Super cheap, super compact, super accurate: russian physicists have upgraded a usual diode laser to an ultra-precise instrument.

A group of researchers from the Russian Quantum Center (RQC), the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), and Samsung R&D Institute Russia have developed a method for drastically narrowing the emission spectrum of an ordinary diode laser, like that in a laser pointer. This makes their device a useful … Continue reading Super cheap, super compact, super accurate: russian physicists have upgraded a usual diode laser to an ultra-precise instrument.

New possibilities to use solar-hydrogen energy in a bigger capacity with a novel solar cell.

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) in California made a novel solar cell which selectively cranks out electricity and hydrogen.  They integrated photovoltaic and electrochemical devices and created the hybrid. Panels of these hybrid cells can simultaneously meet energy demand in the real time while saving up hydrogen to backup solar, hydro and wind … Continue reading New possibilities to use solar-hydrogen energy in a bigger capacity with a novel solar cell.