“Combing” In Fiber Optic Networks Increase The Speed And Distance Range Of Data Transmission
Fiber optics is in pressure due to heavy use of consumers as these cables can take so much data and if the limit is surpassed the cable starts crumbling the data. However, a new study introduced a new...
Breakthrough Heralds Super-Efficient Light-Based Computers
Stanford Univ. electrical engineer Jelena Vuckovic wants to make computers faster and more efficient by reinventing how they send data back and forth between chips, where the work is done. In computer...
Making Multifunctional Fibers To Probe The Brain
Various powerful new tools for exploring and manipulating the brain have been developed over the last few years. Some use electronics, while others use light or chemicals. At one MIT lab, materials sc...
New Species Of Glass Frog Has Transparent Skin And Kermit's Eyes
A new species of glass frog has been discovered with translucent skin so you can see its insides. The creature, named Hyalinobatrachium dianae, was found in the mountains of eastern Costa Rica and has...
To Make Glass Stronger, Etch It With Microscopic Cracks
To anyone who has ever dropped a wine glass or broken a window, you might have a thing or two to learn from mollusks. A new technique inspired by natural materials such as mollusk shells or tooth enam...
Thinnest glass ever is just two atoms thick. Does it shatter? - latimes.com
A piece of glass two atoms thick has entered the record books, but does it shatter?
Optical fiber - Report: Fiber is again gaining attention
Fiber optic links offer nearly unlimited high-speed bandwidth, improved signal density and immunity to EMI, and crosstalk; all factors that are highly ...
Optical fiber
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Optical instrument
IBM researchers from the T.J. Watson Research Center reached a significant milestone in the quest to send information between the brains on a chip using pu...
Glass physics
Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material which is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in things like window panes, tableware, and optoelec...
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Glass transition
The glass–liquid transition (or glass transition for short) is the reversible transition in amorphous materials (or in amorphous regions within semicrystalline materials) from a hard and relatively br...
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Vitrification
Vitrification (from Latin vitreum, "glass" via French vitrifier) is the transformation of a substance into a glass. Usually, it is achieved by rapidly cooling a liquid through the glass transition. Ce...
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Glass-ceramic
Glass-ceramics are polycrystalline materials produced through controlled crystallization of base glass. Glass-ceramic materials share many properties with both glasses and ceramics. Glass-ceramics hav...
Glass-ceramic - Wikipedia
Optical fiber
An optical fiber (or optical fibre) is a flexible, transparent fiber made of extruded glass (silica) or plastic, slightly thicker than a human hair. It can function as a waveguide, or “light pipe”, to...
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Optical instrument
An optical instrument either processes light waves to enhance an image for viewing, or analyzes light waves (or photons) to determine one of a number of characteristic properties.
The first optica...
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Glass ionomer cement
A glass ionomer cement (GIC) is a dental restorative material used in dentistry for dental fillings and luting cements. These materials are based on the reaction of silicate glass powder and polyalken...
“Combing” In Fiber Optic Networks Increase The Speed And Distance Range Of Data Transmission
Fiber optics is in pressure due to heavy use of consumers as these cables can take so much data and if the limit is surpassed the cable starts crumbling the data. However, a new study introduced a new...
Retroreflective sheeting
Retroreflective sheeting is flexible retroreflective material primarily used to increase the nighttime conspicuity of traffic signs, high-visibility clothing, and other items so they are safely and ef...
Step-index fiber
For an optical fiber, a step-index profile is a refractive index profile characterized by a uniform refractive index within the core and a sharp decrease in refractive index at the core-cladding inter...
New Species Of Glass Frog Has Transparent Skin And Kermit's Eyes
A new species of glass frog has been discovered with translucent skin so you can see its insides. The creature, named Hyalinobatrachium dianae, was found in the mountains of eastern Costa Rica and has...