Virtual-reality headsets—and some eye-popping applications—are finally reaching the consumer market. But can VR technology vanquish its long-term nemesis of motion sickness?
All-optical information processing has a checkered past—but technological developments, tougher problems and the rise of big data are all prompting a new look.
Hal Walker Jr.’s journey from the U.S. Navy to NASA to global educator.
Stewart Wills | 30 May 2016
Experiment puts together superposition and entanglement, resulting in a “cat” that can be alive and dead in two places at once. read more
David L. Andrews, ed. | 27 May 2016 | Review by Barry R. Masters
This book is highly recommended as a window to the foundations of photonics and the gain in understanding is amplified by careful study of the seminal references. read more
Stewart Wills | 27 May 2016
Australian team develops near-perfect absorbers in weakly absorbing material, using simple etched gratings. read more
Sarah Michaud | 26 May 2016
High-pressure chemical vapor deposition could enable production of large-area thin-film silicon semiconductors for displays and solar panels. read more
Stewart Wills | 25 May 2016
An optical redefinition of the SI second, while still some years off, takes a big practical step forward. read more
Stewart Wills | 24 May 2016
Consulting-firm report envisions 6.6 percent compound annual growth, spurred especially by fiber lasers. read more
Waldemar Nawrocki | 23 May 2016 | Review by Lisa Tongning Li
This book describes the industrial measurement systems and sensors based on computers and wireless networks. read more
Sarah Michaud | 20 May 2016
A narrow band of green light may reduce light sensitivity associated with migraine headaches. read more
Sarah Michaud | 19 May 2016
Digging into how plants use light and liquid to make fuel and move. read more
Patricia Daukantas | 18 May 2016
New polarized holography could be used in anti-counterfeit applications and wearable optics. read more
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