Latest Atomic, molecular, and optical physics Stories

New Laser Scanner Scrutinizes Every Last Inch Of You
2012-07-12 10:31:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Checking through the gate at the airport is about to get a lot more complicated for some people, and perhaps a lot easier for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), after a recent Gizmodo report revealed a new invention that allows laser scanners to read people at the molecular level. The laser-based scanner, which can be used up to 164 feet away, could give the DHS a new powerful tool in finding potential trouble before it...

New Technique Efficiently Creates Single Photons For Quantum Information Processing
2012-04-23 04:48:52

Atomic blockade Using lasers to excite just one atom from a cloud of ultra-cold rubidium gas, physicists have developed a new way to rapidly and efficiently create single photons for potential use in optical quantum information processing — and in the study of dynamics and disorder in certain physical systems. The technique takes advantage of the unique properties of atoms that have one or more electrons excited to a condition of near-ionization known as the Rydberg state. Atoms...

2012-03-19 23:04:11

The Photography industry has experienced a number of changes, as digital cameras and postproduction technologies have increasingly affected operators. While photographers are benefiting from the changes by increasing their efficiency and availability, consumers are now able to take professional-quality images without the need for a specialist. Still, revenue is expected to improve slightly over the next five years, as operators focus on niche markets, like event, sports and church directory...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

B&H Photo Video announces that it has added the Think Tank camera bag brand to its unrivaled selection of cameras, photography equipment and accessories. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 B&H Photo Video has announced that they are now an authorized retailer for the popular ThinkTank brand of camera bags and cases. Think Tank is a niche manufacturer of exclusive camera bags, camera cases and digital camera bags. They have garnered a well-deserved reputation amongst professional...

2011-12-12 08:00:00

More people are showing up at eye appointments complaining of headaches, fatigue, blurred vision and neck painâ”all symptoms of computer-vision syndrome (CVS), which affects some 90% of the people who spent three hours or more at day at a computer, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Healthy. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Many people need reading glasses as they age. But, reading glasses don't work well on computers- they are designed...

2011-11-28 15:00:00

LaserTouch Aesthetics is excited to add oxygen therapy to its array of services offered. Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Infusion® is a treatment used by celebrities, providing instant cooling and calming to the skin and resulting in skin that will look and feel years younger, visibly lifted, toned and hydrated. (PRWEB) November 28, 2011 HOW THE INFUSION WORKS An Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Infusion® harnesses three elements to achieve instant and dramatic results: A. Oxygen Therapy under...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

Genia Photonics Inc. announces a strategic partnership and technology development with In-Q-Tel Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Genia Photonics Inc., a high technology company specializing in fiber-laser based systems, announced today a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community....

Image 1 - New Record For Measurement Of Atomic Lifetime
2011-09-08 05:40:30

  Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have measured the lifetime of an extremely stable energy level of magnesium atoms with great precision. Magnesium atoms are used in research with ultra-precise atomic clocks. The new measurements show a lifetime of 2050 seconds, which corresponds to approximately ½ hour. This is the longest lifetime ever measured in a laboratory. The results have been published in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters. The experiment...

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