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illustration of frequency comb
A single input laser, left, enters the spherical frequency comb generator that includes a single layer of organic molecules. The light orbits inside the sphere over 10,000 times in a few nanoseconds, interacting with the molecules during each orbit and resulting in the generation of the frequency comb. (Illustration/Alexa Hudnut and Vinh Diep)

What we know about encryption and how it could improve cybersecurity

USC researchers develop a powerful tool using pulses of light to translate and protect data.

Science/Technology
Scientific image of a synapse from a fruit fly
A neuromuscular synapse in the fruit fly Drosophila immunostained with antibodies that recognize the neuronal membrane in blue, active zones in green and neurotransmitter receptors in red. (Image/Courtesy of Dion Dickman)

How the brain maintains moderation could offer answers to schizophrenia, other diseases

USC Dornsife neuroscientist studies the way nerve cells maintain normal levels of communication, giving insight into how some diseases arise — and might be treated.