A Week in Review: 1/29/12 to 2/4/12

A quick recap of AFRL and AFOSR news mentions over the past week.

January 31, 2012

Rice professor’s nanotube theory confirmed: Air Force Research Laboratory experiment shows chirality of tube controls speed of growth.
http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=44382

February 2, 2012

Polarization imaging: Seeing through the fog of war
New circular polarizing filter may replace existing multi-layer approach to achieve the ability to see through dust and clouds.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/afoo-pis020112.php

JILA scientists confirm first ‘frequency comb’ to probe ultraviolet wavelengths
Physicists at JILA have created the first “frequency comb” in the extreme ultraviolet band of the spectrum, high-energy light less than 100 nanometers (nm) in wavelength.
http://www.sciencecodex.com/read/jila_scientists_confirm_first_frequency_comb_to_probe_ultraviolet_wavelengths-85278

Freezing technique exposes molecule-to-molecule attachments
Researchers at Yale University have developed a new way of exposing the atomic attachments that keep complex molecules in precise alignment. The new method could provide insight into the mechanics of a variety of molecular structures, potentially aiding efforts to manipulate them for drug discovery and other purposes.
http://www.healthcanal.com/medical-breakthroughs/26011-Freezing-technique-exposes-molecule–molecule-attachments.html