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Facemask to Filament: 3D Printing with Recycled Facemasks

“As a first line of defence against the spread of COVID-19 the facemask, a simple covering worn to reduce the spread of infectious agents, has affected the lives of billions across the globe. An estimated 129 billion facemasks are …

Frequency Translating Add/Drop Filters Designed for On-Chip Light Manipulation

“Researchers report the development of frequency translating add/drop filters based on electro-optically modulated photonic molecules. The new class of filters could open important new avenues for on-chip light manipulation. Hayk Gevorgyan from Boston University, USA will present the research …

Graphene’s Magic Act Relies on a Small Twist

“Carbon is not the shiniest element, nor the most reactive, nor the rarest. But it is one of the most versatile. Carbon is the backbone of life on earth and the fossil fuels that have resulted from the demise of …

ITMO Scientists Enhance Multiphoton Processes in Perovskite Metasurfaces

“Researchers placed a polymer on a thin perovskite film and, using lithography, created a metasurface consisting of prolonged parallelepipeds. In the future, this will help create highly efficient visualizers for infrared radiation. Multiphoton absorption and luminescence are important nonlinear processes …

Meet the Raspberry Pi Build HAT: create with Raspberry Pi and LEGO® Education

“Today we have huge smiles on our faces as we announce the Raspberry Pi Build HAT, a brand-new product that for the first time makes it easy to integrate LEGO® Technic™ motors and sensors with Raspberry Pi computers. We’ve …

Molecular interfaces for innovative sensors and data storage devices

“Molecular interfaces formed between metals and molecular compounds have enormous potential as building blocks for future opto-electronics and spin-electronics devices. Transition metal phthalocyanine and porphyrin complexes are promising components for such interfaces. Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich, together with a team …

New fibers can make breath-regulating garments

“A new kind of fiber developed by researchers at MIT and in Sweden can be made into clothing that senses how much it is being stretched or compressed, and then provides immediate tactile feedback in the form of pressure, lateral …

New ISO 26262 Functional Safety Packages Simplify Design of ASIL B and ASIL C Safety Applications Using dsPIC®, PIC18 and AVR® Microcontrollers

“Certified functional safety solution from Microchip accelerates the development and certification of automotive safety applications CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2021 — Safety is a primary concern in automotive applications to ensure reliable operation and end users’ wellbeing. Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq …

New Optical Switch up to 1000x Faster Than Transistors “Optical accelerator” devices could one day soon turbocharge tailored applications

“A new optical switch is, at 1 trillion operations per second, between 100 and 1,000 times faster than today’s leading commercial electronic transistors, research that may one day help lead to a new generation of computers based on …

New photonic chip for isolating light may be key to miniaturizing quantum devices

“Light offers an irreplaceable way to interact with our universe. It can travel across galactic distances and collide with our atmosphere, creating a shower of particles that tell a story of past astronomical events. Here on earth, controlling light lets …