Our world is full of conventional materials that have limited uses and potential. We use plastic to strengthen glass windows, aluminum to prevent corrosion, and copper to conduct electricity, but their efficiencies as..
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The Role of Metamaterials in a Sustainable Future

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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..
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The Rare Phenomenon Of Natural Metamaterials

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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 Metamaterials are..
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What Are Metamaterials?

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Caption: Electricity transformed the way we live in the turn of the 20th century. It was a technological feat that harnessed and controlled electromagnetic energy and revolutionized the livelihood of humans all over the..
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The Age of Metamaterials: A Perspective on Optical Nano-engineering

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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,..
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MTI's Perspective on Optical Metamaterials

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Over the last few years, we have seen explosive growth of touch screen displays in the consumer electronics market. According to BBC research, the rising demand for transparent conductive coatings in smart devices,..
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This Technology is Outperforming Your Smart Phone Touch Screen Display

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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..
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Quick Facts on Laser Strikes in Commercial Aviation

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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..
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Why are laser pointers causing problems for pilots?

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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..
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The Top 11 Most Disruptive Material Technologies in the World

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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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NanoWeb® Provides a Solution to Counterfeiting

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