Featured in EPN

By . Published on 26 May 2015 in:
Features, May 2015, ,

Most recent highlights from EPN:

The ‘fire’ of opals
by Tony Klein
Published online: 31 March 2015

This article hs no abstract.

Small PET scanner based on MRI-compatible light sensor
by J. Molnar, L. Balkay and E. Berenyi       
Published online: 31 March 2015

Improving the quality of life of elderly people requires diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities for diseases of the central nervous system, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy which have a rapidly growing impact on society. Minimallyinvasive imaging technologies such as PET and MRI allow for monitoring and tracking these illnesses, starting from their preliminary manifestations.

Taking snapshots of atomic motion using electrons
by Jom Luiten
Published online: 31 March 2015

55 years after Richard Feynman’s famous Caltech lecture ‘There is plenty of room at the bottom’ [1], heralding the age of nano science and technology, many of the possibilities he envisaged have come true: Using electron microscopy it is nowadays possible to resolve and even identify individual atoms; STM and AFM not only provide us with similar spatial resolution on surfaces, but also allow dragging individual atoms around in a controlled way; X-ray diffraction has revealed the complicated structures of thousands of proteins, giving invaluable insight into the machinery of life.

Cosmic rays, clouds and climate
by Henrik Svensmark
Published online: 31 March 2015

The most profound questions with the most surprising answers are often the simplest to ask. One is: Why is the climate always changing? Historical and archaeological evidence of global warming and cooling that occurred long before the Industrial Revolution, require natural explanations.

Sinking with the Titanic
by Franco Bagnoli
Published online: 31 March 2015

In the Titanic movie, when the rear part of the ship is about to sink, Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) says to Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) to get ready to swim, because the sinking body will suck them into the abysses. Is this sucking phenomenon really happening? And, if so, why?

Read previous post:
2015 Wuhan Photonics Week of the International Year of Light

The United Nations [UN] General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies [IYL 2015]. To celebrate the event, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics [WNLO], with the support from many world known scientific societies and unions [1] launches Wuhan Photonics Week.