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2012-06-05 11:31:01

Researchers from the University of Bonn have just shown how a single atom can be split into its two halves, pulled apart and put back together again.

2012-06-01 11:09:13

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology found a method to locate single gold atoms on a surface.

2012-05-31 01:14:40

The storage of light-encoded messages on film and compact disks and as holograms is ubiquitous---grocery scanners, Netflix disks, credit-card images are just a few examples.

2012-05-27 23:01:09

Constance and Yury Kronn are pleased to debut their newly revamped website, EnergyToolsInt.com.

2012-05-24 21:01:08

Physicists have trapped and cooled exotic particles called excitons so effectively that they condensed and cohered to form a giant matter wave.

2012-05-23 17:06:42

To modify a metal surface at the scale of atoms and molecules — for instance to refine the wiring in computer chips or the reflective silver in optical components — manufacturers shower it with ions.

Elusive Quasiparticles Understood
2012-05-23 12:45:40

Ultracold quantum gases are an ideal experimental model system to simulate physical phenomena in condensed matter.

2012-05-22 00:05:00

If you are not a condensed matter physicist, vanadium oxide (VO2) may be the coolest material you’ve never heard of.

2012-05-15 21:16:24

Kansas State University physicists and an international team of collaborators have made a breakthrough that improves understanding of matter-light interactions.


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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.