Physics and Astronomy News Archive: September 2009
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have created the first carbon nanotube device that can detect the entire visible spectrum of light.
Carbon Nanotube Detects Colors of the Rainbow
Source: Sandia Posted: 9/7/09
Borrowing from Mother Nature, a team of MIT researchers has built a school of swimming robo-fish that slip through the water just as gracefully as the real thing, if not quite as fast.
Robots Swim With the Fishes
Source: MIT Posted: 9/7/09
Researchers have reached a new milestone in laser physics by creating the world's smallest semiconductor laser, capable of generating visible light in a space smaller than a single protein molecule.
World's Smallest Semiconductor Laser
Source: Berkeley Posted: 9/7/09
Manipulating tiny objects like single cells often requires relatively large, unwieldy equipment, but now a system that uses sound as a tiny tweezers can be small enough to place on a chip.
Acoustic Tweezers Move Tiny Objects
Source: PSU Posted: 9/7/09