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Hands-On Learning in Classroom Significantly Boosts STEM Retention

Recent studies have confirmed that students who participate in hands on research are much more likely to complete a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degree. Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are likely having this effect on student’s success, because they allow students to use the same problem solving, creativity, and math skills they would

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Optics Breakthrough Could Make Infra-Red Technology Cheap and Easy-To-Use

Recently a group of Australian researchers made a breakthrough in infra-red technology that is very efficient and cost effective. This ultimately could save millions of dollars in areas that utilize sensing devices such as defense and agriculture. The research has resulted in a huge improvement of the absorption efficiency of light in a semiconductor only

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Researchers Demonstrate Record Optical Nonlinearity for Indium Tin Oxide

Research lead by Robert W. Boyd, the Professor of Optics and Physics at the University of Rochester, has led to a breakthrough that may change the way researchers approach photonics applications. The breakthrough had to do with what physicists call nonlinear optics – which is the different ways materials behave contingent on the intensity of