Researchers have found that splitting a polymer film makes gratings useful in biosensors and DVDs.
Adobe is developing software to let home users create movie-quality 3-D graphics.
New technologies could help authorities prevent terrorist attacks.
Photonic crystals are being used by a Toronto startup to create commercial devices that offer better color and resolution than other flexible displays.
IBM researchers report a potential breakthrough in molecular electronics.
Better technologies for inspecting aging infrastructure exist. They should be deployed in the field as soon as possible, an MIT professor writes.
NASA is using a new thermal-imaging sensor to track the fires in Santa Barbara.
A new silicon-based laser emits the short, high-frequency light pulses that are necessary for today's telecommunications networks.
The Hudson could become the world's largest environmental-monitoring system.
A pseudo-transparent screen from Microsoft and Mitsubishi lets people enter data from both sides of a handheld device.