Omantribune
Oman Tribune
Omantribune
Omantribune Search News
Web Oman
    Google Search Button
      Tribune
- Oman
- Soccer World Cup
- Other Top Stories
- Middle East
- Business
- Sports
- India
- Pakistan
- Asia
- Europe
- Americas
- Columnists
- Editorial
- Oman Mirror
- Special Features
- Cinema
- PDF Pages
- Weather
- Travel
- Currency Rate
- Hospitals
- Pharmacies
- Services
- Flight Timings
- Museum Timings
Omantribune Home Omantribune About Us Omantribune Advertising Information Omantribune Archives Omantribune Subscribe-Form Omantribune Jobs Omantribune Contact Us
Thursday, October 30, 2014  

New method helps experts to see through solid layers
PARIS Scientists said on Wednesday they have developed a method to “see through” layers of thin, solid material in a breakthrough that holds promise for medical imaging, nanotechnology — and the spy trade.

Still in its infancy, the technique using laser and computer decoding has allowed a team from the Netherlands and Italy to “see” an object behind a non-see-through barrier made of ground glass.

Using the same technology, they would also be able to look behind a sheet of paper or a thin layer of paint, said study co-author Allard Mosk of the Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

With improvements, “20 years in the future I think we might have a device the size of an iPhone that you could hold on the scattering material (the non-see-through layer) and you push a button or maybe speak a command ... and you’d be seeing what’s behind it,” the physicist said.

Some objects, like paper, skin or frosted glass, let through limited light, but diffuse it so much that the human eye cannot see beyond them — like trying to see through fog.

The new method works by shining a laser on the barrier, in this case a translucent screen of ground glass made by an optics company.

Agence France-Presse
NEWS UPDATES
Oman
Sunaidy, Rajnath sign judicial, legal cooperation agreement
Fair trial forum starts today
Pinda meets investors, promotes Tanzania
SQMC cadets get training with live ammunition
Six housing deals inked
Selection for HM Award set to start
Other Top Stories
White House computer system breached
US government buildings put on high terrorism alert
Iraq army closes in on militia-held Baiji refinery
Rocket to ISS explodes on liftoff
Obama calls on Americans to help check Ebola
India
List of 627 black money suspects submitted to court
Karat denies divide in CPM leadership
Maran brothers, six others indicted in Aircel-Maxis case
Gujarat shifts thousands as Nilofar nears
Delhi all set to test fire long-range missile
NIA set to probe Kerala link in Burdwan bomb blast case
300 black money holders abroad to be prosecuted
Andhra techie held over bid to join Iraq insurgency
Declare TMC ‘terrorist party’
Government bats for self-attestation of documents
Pakistan
Pak coastal areas on alert as Cyclone Nilofar approaches
Pak army ‘can respond’ to any border aggression
Middle East
Violence pushes Libya to point of no return: UN
24,000 Gaza workers get pay in boost to Palestinian unity
Hezbollah dug tunnels to Israel, says army general
House rejects Rowhani nominee for minister again
Houthi rebels seize control of Yemeni city, nine killed
Asia
Bangla politician gets death for 1971 war crimes
HK will be punished if stir continues, says China official
Australia yet to confirm death of Baghdadi militia recruit
Xinjiang schools to curb religious practice
Business
No need to panic, feels Opec
India retains top slot in most confident consumer market: Nielsen
Indian banks’ soured loans rise to 3-year high
Japan factory output records biggest jump in eight months
Meethaq to tap sukuk market in Q1 next year
World Bank urges China to cut GDP growth goal
India fares better in protecting minority investors: World Bank
Adani ropes in consultant for $6.2b Australia coal project
ONGC pips RIL to become India’s top energy firm
Facebook shares tumble despite profit rise in Q3
SEC probes private equity firms
Europe
51 countries sign OECD pact to tackle tax cheats
11,000 UK asylum seekers wait for years to find whether they can stay
Ukraine, Russia in new talks to end gas row before winter
Erdogan to unveil new presidential palace
Cameron rejects Scottish proposal on exit from EU
Sports
Mario finally breaks goal drought
Enrique unaware of Messi’s painkiller
Relief for Dortmund as they cruise through
Proud father Djokovic progresses
Spurs scrape one-point win over Mavs
Al Hilal in line for bumper payday
Thai media giants eye takeover of Bolton
Quality of ISL depends on nationals
Murray happy to be part of new league
Randle fractures leg on debut
Oman Desert Marathon next week
Muneer, Ayaan cruise into OAB Open quarterfinals
Oman International Rally … get, set, go

Sports


International

© 2013 Oman Tribune. All rights reserved. Best viewed in 800 X 600 resolution