Calculating Better Large-Area Metasurfaces

Metamaterials to manipulate light at tiny scales could find uses in cellphone lenses, smart-car sensors, and optical fibers

Using Magnets for New Lenses

Novel process to fabricate polymeric lenses using magnetic liquid molds

Color Vision Found in Fish that Live in Near Darkness

Unknown proliferation of rod opsin genes for a visual system that allows for color vision in the dark

3D-Printed Microscope for Medical Diagnostics

Inexpensive, robust and portable microscope provides high-resolution 3D images of cells

Bionic Metamaterials with Novel Optical Properties

3D-printing of a moth eye-inspired omnidirectional microwave antenna

Shape-Shifting Mirrors

Researchers develop a glue-free mirror that can be used in vacuum chambers

Light Scatters Light

The ATLAS Collaboration reports the observation of light-by-light scattering with a significance beyond 8 standard deviations

Ultrafast Imaging with Any Camera

Virtual Frame Technique delivers better performance than any commercial high-speed camera

Iridescent Color from Clear Droplets

Changing the size and shape of the droplets changes the colors they produce

Flexible Dielectric Glass Metasurfaces

The new production method employs a natural process already used in fluid mechanics