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Researchers have embedded gold particles in soft films that dissipate light energy at the surface of the eye and could have future medical uses.

Bailey Bedford, Contributor

Person standing by a barbed wire fence with their back to the camera is pointing a green laser at an airplane in flight.

New proof of concept could guard against the disorienting effects of laser pointers invading the cockpit.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Scientists use ordinary equipment to reveal a hidden picture based on its shadow.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

New imaging technique could help study the structure of viruses and proteins and the deformation of materials during high speed collisions.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Cells in the fly specimens' nervous systems can be seen glowing through the insects' transparent bodies.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

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

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