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The Role of Metamaterials in a Sustainable Future

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Apr 19, 2018 12:29:52 PM

 

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The Rare Phenomenon Of Natural Metamaterials

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Nov 20, 2017 11:06:00 AM

Metamaterials are synthetic materials created by humans that use periodic structures called “meta-atoms” to interact with light for a desired effect. For a material to be considered a metamaterial, it must operate on a microscopic-scale. For many metamaterials, individual meta-atom structures cannot be detected by the unaided human eye. Generally, these types of materials do not appear naturally as they are incredibly complex, however, some organisms have naturally developed their own form of metamaterial tissue that changes their colour without pigment.

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What Are Metamaterials?

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Nov 2, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Caption: Visualization of an artificial fluid with a negative index of refraction (right) compared to a fluid with positive index of refraction (left). Photo Credit: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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MTI's Perspective on Optical Metamaterials

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Aug 11, 2017 8:46:58 AM

The Gartner Hype Cycle presents the visibility of a certain technology as a function of time. It can be applied to most technological breakthroughs, such as the invention of the transistor, the discovery of the laser, or the early stages of the internet (ARPANET). It is shown in the image below and comprises five stages.

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This Technology is Outperforming Your Smart Phone Touch Screen Display

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Aug 3, 2017 11:59:29 AM
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Quick Facts on Laser Strikes in Commercial Aviation

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Jul 25, 2017 1:35:47 PM

Laser strikes, laser attacks, or laser illuminations on commercial aircraft are causing global concern as laser pointers continue to increase in strength and decrease in price. Here are some facts about why laser pointers can be potentially dangerous for pilots that are attempting to land or depart an airport:

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Topics: metaAIR

Why are laser pointers causing problems for pilots?

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Jul 25, 2017 9:32:11 AM

Lasers are not a new concept, however, as technology improves, lasers are becoming stronger and more dangerous to the human eye. These seemingly harmless devices have always been a cause for concern for eyesight, but over the past five years, laser eye protection has become more pertinent than ever.

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The Top 11 Most Disruptive Material Technologies in the World

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Jul 19, 2017 10:40:43 AM
  1. Paper

Writing ideas onto paper is certainly not a new phenomenon, however, it is surprisingly not that old. After paper was invented around 100BCE by the Han Dynasty, emperor Ho-Ti started the world’s first paper industry. This rudimentary form of paper was made from mulberry bark hemp rags, and water. The pulp was mashed into a flat patty before being dried in the sun.

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NanoWeb® Provides a Solution to Counterfeiting

Posted by Metamaterial Team on May 30, 2017 2:57:53 PM

Counterfeiting presents a global economical and security problem. Fake pharmaceuticals, foods and beverages pose direct treat to the public health. Fake ID cards and passports are serious problem for governments.

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Topics: NanoWeb®

Quick Facts about Laser Strikes

Posted by Metamaterial Team on May 30, 2017 2:34:50 PM

Laser strikes are on the rise and impacting commercial aviation globally. MTI has put together some quick facts to show the global impact of laser strikes and where and when they are occurring.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • The top five US cities affected by laser strikes in 2014 were Houston, Los Angeles, San Juan, Phoenix, and Las Vegas according to the FAA.
  • The average time for laser strike occurrences in the United States is 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM according to the FAA.
  • FAA data from 2014 shows that most laser strikes occur during the approach phase of a plane’s descent.

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Topics: metaAIR