Wafer-Thin ‘Metalens’ Uses Nanotech to Blow Glass Out of the Water

This flat metalens can focus nearly the entire visible spectrum of light in the same spot and in high resolution. Physics could soon make it possible to replace those bulky, heavy, glass lenses on cameras with wafer-thin “metalenses” – materials microscopically engineered to focus light at a fraction of the weight and size of traditional lensing.

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This futuristic camera lens is super tiny, totally flat, and relatively cheap

Harvard researchers have developed a novel, flat lens they say can focus “all the colors of the rainbow.” This is a significant departure from the camera lenses made today, which are curved, bulkier, and take up more space.

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Catch a self-driving ride at CES 2018, thanks to Aptiv and Lyft – Roadshow

The Developer Formerly Known as Delphi wants to get this system scaled for production in 2019.

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Silicon Valley’s world of debauchery exposed in new book – CNET

Commentary: An excerpt from a book by Bloomberg’s Emily Chang suggests some wealthy male tech types hold sex parties to make up for lost time.

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Learn about the nanotechnology at Oakton open house

Looking for the fast track to a rewarding technology career? Join Oakton Community College for a free nanotechnology open house event from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Illinois Science + Technology Park Conference Center, 8045 Lamon Ave., Skokie. In fact, the National Science Foundation estimates that 6 million nanotechnology workers will be needed by 2020, in addition to 2.5 million support personnel.

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Learn about the nanotechnology at Oakton open house – Chicago Daily Herald

Learn about the nanotechnology at Oakton open houseChicago Daily HeraldOn the cutting edge of science, nanotechnology plays a critical role in biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, and physics — from building microprocessors and delivering anti-cancer drugs efficiently to making clothes more stain resistant and …

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Silver nanoparticles take spectroscopy to new dimension

As medicine and pharmacology investigate nanoscale processes, it has become increasingly important to identify and characterize different molecules. Raman spectroscopy, which leverages the scattering of laser light to identify molecules, has a limited capacity to detect molecules in diluted samples because of low signal yield, but researchers in India have improved molecular detection at low concentration levels by arranging silver nanoparticles on silicon nanowires.

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Medication to prevent osteoporotic fractures may hinder the repair of damaged tissue

A study has found that one of the most common medications to prevent osteoporitic fractures gives rise to previously unknown mineralization of bone cells. The discovery may be important for understanding the effect of medication on bone quality.

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Iran reportedly blocks Telegram, Instagram amid protests – CNET

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov says it’s unclear if the ban on the messaging app is permanent or temporary.

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Hyundai Ioniq completes electric trifecta with plug-in hybrid – Roadshow

Other than the new model, the Ioniq’s changes for 2018 are minimal.

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