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A new method for detecting gravitational waves
Atomic physics techniques could enable a new design for gravitational wave detectors, allowing for a shorter baseline length and eliminating the need for multiple baselines.
Using starshades to image exoplanets
An optimally designed and manufactured starshade can effectively block stellar light.
16 April 2013
Faster production of high-quality telescope mirrors
Novel polishing techniques on pre-cut segments may speed the manufacture of aspheric mirrors for large telescopes.
9 April 2013
Data transmission performed from a moving vehicle
A new optical system uses free space laser propagation to achieve data transmission rates of 40Gb/s at a wavelength of 1.5μm.
3 April 2013
Next-generation digital signal processor for European space applications
A mixed design approach yields a high-performance processor able to meet the requirements of future space missions.
14 March 2013
Fluid atmospheric dispersion corrector
Fluid prisms offer a passive solution with no moving parts to the problem of atmospheric dispersion in large telescopes.
11 March 2013
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