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Diamonds in the Dark
14 Nov | Optics and Photonics NewsFull Text External Link Indicator
From ancient legend to modern sci-fi, glowing gems have been a staple of storytelling throughout the ages. But can stones actually emit their own light?
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Optical Illusions of Cosmetics
20 Aug | Optics and Photonics NewsFull Text External Link Indicator
Cosmetics have come a long way from the days of thick creams and pancake powders. Using optically complex pigments and particles that scatter light, today's cosmetic scientists and designers have engineered sophisticated new products that enhance people's features rather than cover up their skin.
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Quantum trick for pressure-sensitive mobile devices
09 Feb | BBC NewsFull Text External Link Indicator
Hand-held devices could soon have pressure-sensitive touch-screens and keys, thanks to a UK firm's material that exploits a quantum physics trick.