electronics Archive

Controlling laser polarization without moving parts

A research team led by UCLA electrical engineers has developed a new technique to control the polarization state of a laser that could lead to a new class of powerful, high-quality lasers for use in medical imaging, chemical sensing and …

Does child survival make for smaller family sizes?

Hans Rosling (1948–2017), physician and epidemiologist, famously upturned assumptions widely held by the public and by the development community — assumptions that, thanks to US President Donald Trump, are back in the spotlight. A recurring theme of Rosling’s was that …

Russia and Ukraine have a new ceasefire

A new cease-fire began in eastern Ukraine as international diplomacy to resolve the nation’s conflict with Kremlin-backed insurgents gathers pace. The latest truce is part of a renewed push to advance a stalled peace deal for Ukraine’s easternmost regions, where …

Automation speeds clinical safety surveillance

Using patient outcomes data from approximately 1,800 hospitals, the largest demonstration to date of automated safety surveillance of a medical device is reported in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. Vanderbilt medical informatics researcher and internal medicine specialist Michael …