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New research finds the optical effect previously produced using strictly quantum techniques may have broader applications.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Physicists are exploring new ways to improve the accuracy of global clock networks essential to applications such as GPS.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Scientists have just found out that zinc sulfide, a relatively common semiconductor material, becomes pliable when kept in the dark.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Researchers provide a blueprint for a tiny device that can control the direction of light.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Unique microscopic structures make the feathers so black they look like a hole in space around the colored patches.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Using tools from many scientific disciplines, researchers gain detailed insights into how the many-eyed mollusk sees its watery home.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

New technology using a one-color laser may drive future generation of high-tech hearing aids.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A portable glaucoma test saves vision.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

How light and art work together to brighten, and better, our world.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

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