March 2013

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Sensing Trouble: Fiber-Optics in Civil Engineering

Lynn Savage

A wave of new fiber-optic sensing techniques takes advantage of the sensitivity of telecom-grade fiber optics to stress, strain, temperature and other factors in order to ensure the long-term safety of civil structures.

Next-Gen Quantum Networks

Get ready: the quantum internet is a next-generation disruptive technology that is now closer to fact than fiction. Researchers predict that practical quantum communications may be here within 10 to 15 years.

Saving Hubble

Shortly after the launch of the Hubble, NASA scientists couldn’t bring its images into focus—and a bright hope became a grim fiasco. But behind the scenes, optical engineers were devising an ingenious fix that would transform Hubble into the world’s most successful telescope.


Inrad Optics: New Name, New Mission

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