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.

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.

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.

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.