June 4/11, 2003   

   Shock waves tune light
Photonic crystals are all the rage in research circles these days because of their ability to channel and alter lightwaves. Researchers are beginning to look for ways to change, or tune, crystals on-the-fly. A simulation shows that adding a shock wave to the mix leads to a high degree of control over light -- a boon for telecommunications and solar energy.
Full story
Artful displays track data
The Internet has made it easy to keep tabs on stocks, traffic, sports scores, the weather, and friends and associates. But the more you keep track of, the more you are interrupted. Moving this information off your computer screen and into your peripheral awareness could lighten the load. Crossing a computer screen with a painting could do the trick.

Plastic transistors go vertical
Plastic electronics make for interesting science, but the circuits need to get smaller to be useful. It turns out that driving a wedge into layers of plastic makes the clean cut needed for small plastic transistors. The transistors could find use in electronic paper and smart packaging.

Artificial beings evolve realistically
Digital stand-ins for DNA provide a new way of examining evolution. An artificial life simulation that uses a more realistic evolutionary process than previous software zeros in on gene redundancy and makes it easier to apply information theory to evolution. The upshot could be better software as well as better medicine.

News briefs
Microfluidics go nonlinear... Browser boosts brain interface... Semiconductor emits telecom light... 3D display widens view... Study shows DNA will fill tubes... DNA part makes transistor.

     News RSS feed
     Blog RSS feed
     Bookshelf RSS feed
Thanks to Kevin from GoldBamboo.com for technical support

     Archive     Resources    TRN Finder    Research Directory     Events Directory      Researchers     Bookshelf     Glossary

Offline Publications     Feeds     Contribute      Under Development      T-shirts etc.      Classifieds

Forum    Comments     Feedback     About TRN     TRN Newswire and Headline Feeds for Web sites

© Copyright Technology Research News, LLC 2000-2005. All rights reserved.