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Laser Physicists Build Reversible Laser Tractor Beam
2014-10-21 03:38:04

Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its center.

gold coated nanowire probe
2014-08-17 02:05:27

Cooling a nanowire probe with a laser could lead to substantial improvements in the sensitivity of atomic force probe microscopes.

water tractor beam
2014-08-12 03:30:20

Complex waves generate flow patterns that could be used to manipulate floating objects or explain rips at the beach

Mineral Found On Mars Could Be Linked To Microbes
2014-05-20 03:10:40

Scientists have discovered that the earliest living organisms on Earth were capable of making a mineral that may be found on Mars.

2014-05-12 11:24:23

Scientists have developed a new method for revealing how sea levels might rise around the world throughout the 21st century to address the controversial topic of whether the rate of sea level rise is currently increasing.

2014-02-28 08:21:31

Marks Highest Efficiency for a Back Contact Silicon Solar Cell CHANGZHOU, China, Feb.

SkyMapper research team
2014-02-10 08:13:02

A team led by astronomers at The Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the Universe, which formed shortly after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.

2013-07-16 10:41:42

Ants keep a collection of ‘snapshots’ taken close to the nest so they can find their way home from unfamiliar locations.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.