Electrochromic films synthesized in the labs of STAMI-GTPN and STAMI-COPE Professor John Reynolds change their colors with the flick of a switch. Now they can be applied more safely thanks to an innovative chemical process that makes them water soluble. They can be sprayed and printed, instead of being confined behind safety implements to handle volatile and toxic fumes.
Atomic beams conjure fantasies of gigantic Space Force cannons. But tiny atomic beams now shoot out of newly engineered collimators, a kind of particle peashooter, that could land in handheld devices. The beams create precise inertia better than a gyroscope's that could help spacecraft navigate. The atomic beams from the new silicon collimators could also let physicist cheaply and easily produce exotic quantum states for study.