It is even possible to capture images from light particles that have never even interacted with the object we want to photograph. This would take advantage of the idea of “quantum entanglement”, that two particles can be connected in a way that means whatever happens to one happens to the other, even if they are a long distance apart. This has intriguing possibilities for looking at objects whose properties might change when lit up, such as the eye. For example, does a retina look the same when in darkness as in light?
They discovered something they’d never seen before in an organic—electrons were skittering unfettered through the material, even outside the power-generating area of the cell.
New Class of Light-Bending Material Spun With DNA and Gold Nanoparticles Can Achieve First Real-Life Invisibility Cloak
The technique would be used to create metamaterials, meaning materials that don’t exist in nature. But nature itself still contains all kinds of stuff made from particles that can control their optic qualities. Cloaking might be possible.
New Rechargeable Batteries That Use Iron Instead Of Cobalt Could Be A Game Changer For Electric Cars
It would be a dull month if a new rechargeable battery project didn’t make headlines amid all the excitement surrounding electric cars. This month’s indisputable winner is the lithium-ion battery that replaces cobalt with iron, and-rather surprisingly-works, at least according to the people who came up with the idea.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune, neurodegenerative disease, characterized by distinct disabilities affecting walking, vision, and cognition, to name a few. MS patients differ markedly from each other regarding which disability affects them the most.
Researchers 3D-print WiFi-connected Objects That Don’t Need Power – The Objects Contain Antennas That Reflect Surrounding WiFi Signals.
“But the big challenge is how do you communicate wirelessly with WiFi using only plastic? That’s something that no one has been able to do before.” To do this, the team used things like 3D-printed springs, gears and switches that could be used to translate motion into antenna-transmitted information.