Lasers and microwaves used to study crystal spinning at 200,000 rpm
State-of-the-art materials and photodetectors produce faster response times, which could improve image quality
Stimulated Raman histology combined with artificial intelligence could provide near real-time brain tumour diagnosis during surgery
Airborne fragments of fungal cells just 30 nm across have been found at concentrations far higher than expected
New technique could be used to design a wide range of optical devices
New approach allows vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) to produce beams with made-to-order wavefront shapes
Laboratory experiment suggests that intermediate-mass stars expire via thermonuclear explosions
A microneedle patch containing fluorescent quantum dots invisibly encodes vaccination history in the skin
Combining the uEXPLORER total-body PET/CT scanner with advanced image reconstruction enables real-time capture of blood flow and heart function
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Joe McEntee reports from an annual gathering of food physicists in Leeds, UK
The ClearView 3D Dosimeter is the centrepiece of an integrated dosimetry system developed specifically for QA of stereotactic radiosurgery treatments
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Nobel laureate Didier Queloz on winning the award and the next step for exoplanet research
James McKenzie examines the reasons why the WiFi-connected Juicero Press failed
Ever wonder how the public mood can change suddenly? Rachel Brazil investigates how physicists try to predict shifting opinions using physical laws
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This year's Photonics West and BIOS events will bring together scientists, entrepreneurs and big business to discuss the trends that will drive the future of the optics industry
Further thoughts about graphene headphones, plus a rule for distinguishing between different types of single(ish)-layer carbon
The mathematics of a good espresso, a mummy speaks after 3000 years, volcano turns human brain to glass
Excerpts from the Red Folder
About 80% of Chinese scientists who have gone abroad to study or work in the previous decade have returned home
Sweeping changes to US university-level teaching in physics and astronomy are required to address the long-running and systemic exclusion of African Americans
New technique could lead to all-optical computers
A new sweat sensor can remove the need for blood draws to monitor levels of metabolites
A shorter course of higher-dose radiation to part of the breast shows promise for women with localized breast cancer
Composite metal-organic frameworks might be used in protective suits and face masks for soldiers
Excerpts from the Red Folder
Proton-assisted growth smooths out the carbon sheet
Clear distinction between rocky planet and gas giants explained by new study
Non-toxic silicon nanocrystals enable more effective phototherapies by converting low-energy photons to higher energies
How do the vibrations from helicopter rotor blades affect ancient rock arches and other natural rock formations?
Compact detectors based on 2D material could find a range of applications
PhD students at a careers event in Edinburgh, UK picked up tips from physicists in data science, hi-tech manufacturing, medical AI and more
Materials that "remember" when and where they experienced mechanical stresses divulge their history under a laser spotlight
High-dose rate FLASH radiotherapy using protons decreases damage to normal tissue without reducing anti-tumour activity
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