Now protect enviroment using 'lights'

Now protect enviroment using 'lights'

Light is an important tool of physics and basis of several scientific researches.

Stretchable device can lead to 'smart' contact lenses

Stretchable device can lead to 'smart' contact lenses

Researchers at Melbourne-based RMIT University and the University of Adelaide are creating a stretchable nano-scale device to manipulate light.

Decoded: How particles 'fall' in love this Valentine's

Scientists consider Bell's theorem an important foundation for modern physics.

Novel material offers cheap alternative to smart windows

Novel material offers cheap alternative to smart windows

The team analysed the light-transmitting properties of a simple block of PDMS -- a widely used rubbery, transparent polymer. 

The most energetic light ever observed in space

Scientists have discovered the most energetic light ever detected in the universe from the centre of a supernova known as “Crab pulsar” which is situated 6,500 light years away from Earth.

Get ready for Li-Fi: The revolutionary technology to transform wireless Internet!

Get ready for Li-Fi: The revolutionary technology to transform wireless Internet!

Forget Wi-Fi! The new entrant in town is the revolutionary technology Li-Fi that has become the talk of the internet.

Now, a `super-strong` metal that is also light

A newly developed blend of magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles is likely to bring about a revolution in the production of airplanes, spacecraft and cars.

Scientists make real gold as light as air

The so-called aerogel is a thousand times lighter than conventional gold alloys.

Blocking light can brighten preemies' survival chances

 The survival rate of preemies -- premature babies -- born between 26 to 31 weeks of gestation can be improved by blocking light from reaching the intravenously-fed infused nutritious mixture they depend on for survival, says a new study.

New stealth dark matter theory sheds light on universe's missing mass

New stealth dark matter theory sheds light on universe's missing mass

A team of scientists has come up with a new theory that may identify why dark matter has evaded direct detection in Earth-based experiments.

'Molecules' made of light possible: Researchers

 Two years ago, collaborators from Harvard University, the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found a way to bind two photons together so that one would sit right atop the other, superimposed, as they travel.

Wakes of light moving on metallic surfaces made in lab

When a duck paddles across a pond or a supersonic plane flies through the sky, it leaves a wake in its path. Similarly, first-ever wakes of light-like waves moving on a metallic surface that can be controlled and steered have been created.

Now, control robot swarms with swipe of a finger

Now, control robot swarms with swipe of a finger

Researchers have developed a swarm of robots that any user can control by simply swiping their finger on a standard tablet.

Scientists use light to alter genes

Scientists use light to alter genes

With a new gene editing method that uses light, scientists can modify functions of genes more precisely, a new study says.

New pills may help combat depression, anxiety

 A new research can prove to be a break-through in brain using light and raising hopes for a new class of drugs to treat psychiatric diseases.

Pulsing light reveals supermassive black hole merger

Pulsing light reveals supermassive black hole merger

As two galaxies enter the final stages of merging, their supermassive black holes form a “binary” or two black holes that are gravitationally bound to one another. Now, astronomers from University of Maryland have found direct evidence of a pulsing quasar which may substantiate the existence of black hole binaries.

Volvo's new reflective spray-paint makes cyclists visible at night

The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo and UK design firm Grey London have partnered with Albedo100 to come up with a reflective spray-paint to make cycling safer at night.

New instrument to hunt for aliens using infrared light

New instrument to hunt for aliens using infrared light

Could aliens be transmitting infrared beacons? If so a new instrument can detect them!

New technique paints tissue samples with light

A new advanced imaging technique developed by an Indian-origin scientist that uses infrared light, instead of chemical stains, to scan tissue samples can enable fast and broad diagnostic assessments.

''Baking soda'' can also help us see better

 It is well known that baking soda serves many purposes, but now scientists have revealed how it may also improve our vision.