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.

New devices could help turn atmospheric CO2 into useful supplies.

A group of scientists from Stanford University headed by chemist Matthew Kanan has developed a device which enables to transform a received CO into beneficial compounds a way more effectively than ever before. The scientists claim that they learned how to use 84% of the carbon monoxide, which they obtain from carbon dioxide– the colorless, … Continue reading New devices could help turn atmospheric CO2 into useful supplies.

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.

Caltech engineers create an optical gyroscope smaller than a grain of rice.

Caltech engineers led by Ali Hajmiri, Professor of Electrical Engineering came up with a new technology named "reciprocal sensitivity enhancement" and created an optical gyroscope that is 500 smaller than the current devices, but 30 times more accurate. These days gyroscopes are crucially necessary devices used as navigation tools in different kinds of technologies. Optical … Continue reading Caltech engineers create an optical gyroscope smaller than a grain of rice.