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Living On The Edge
2013-10-21 12:28:24

Joint Quantum Institute Topology -- the understanding of how things are connected -- remains abstract, even with the popular example of doughnuts and coffee cups. This concept, esoteric as it appears, is also neat because it is the basis for creating ultrastable quantum "playgrounds."  In topological systems, certain quantum behaviors can be carefully probed and even harnessed for all kinds of practical applications—from metrology to electronics. Topological insulators, for instance,...

Grand Unified Theory Of Exotic Superconductivity?
2013-10-17 12:05:52

Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientists introduce a general theoretical approach that describes all known forms of high-temperature superconductivity and their "intertwined" phases Years of experiments on various types of high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductors—materials that offer hope for energy-saving applications such as zero-loss electrical power lines—have turned up an amazing array of complex behaviors among the electrons that in some instances pair up to carry current...

2013-10-15 20:40:42

Article in 'AIP Advances' describes new topological insulator materials developed in China and US that may speed future semiconductor chips Imagine if the "information superhighway" had HOV lanes so that data could be stored, processed and disseminated many times faster than possible with today's electronics. Researchers in the United States and China have teamed to develop such a speedway for future devices, an exotic type of electrical conductor called a topological insulator (TI). In a...

Batteries Not Included? No Problem, Disney's New Electronic Device Doesn't Need Them
2013-10-07 13:18:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Disney researchers in Pittsburgh have discovered a way to store energy in paper-like materials that can later be harvested via rubbing, sliding or tapping. The resulting energy can then be used to turn on LED lights, activate an e-ink display, or turn on other low-power devices. In a video, Disney researchers show off this technology being used in an interactive book wherein the reader can tap a paper switch or rub a conductive area...

Physics World Selects Top Physics Discoveries
2013-10-04 04:29:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In celebration of the publication’s 25th anniversary, Physics World has selected the five most important physics-related discoveries of the past quarter-century, as well as five recent breakthroughs with the potential to change the world. Physics World, which is the member magazine of the Institute of Physics (IOP), selected quantum teleportation, the creation of the first Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), the acceleration of the...

The Dynamics Of Walking Droplets
2013-10-02 04:42:48

[ Watch the Video: Strange Behavior Of Bouncing Drops ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is possible to make a tiny droplet of fluid levitate on the surface of a vibrating bath, walking or bouncing across, according to a research team led by Yves Couder at the Université Paris Diderot. The droplets, propelled by their own wave fields, exhibit certain features previously thought to be exclusive to the microscopic quantum realm. This quantum-like behavior...

Accelerator On A Chip
2013-09-28 04:45:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new technique used by researchers from the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University could dramatically reduce the size of particle accelerators. The scientists used a laser to accelerate electrons at 10 times that of conventional technology, doing so in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice. Their breakthrough could result in new medical and scientific devices that...

2013-09-24 13:16:54

Promising candidate for information processing with magnetic molecules Magnetic molecules are regarded as promising functional units for the future of information processing. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Jülich and Aachen were the first to produce particularly robust magnetic molecules that enable a direct electrical readout of magnetic information. This was made possible by selecting the rare earth metal neodymium as the central building block of the molecule. The team's...

Origins Of Unusual Radiation Ring
2013-09-24 10:50:24

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Ultra-fast Electrons Explain Third Radiation Belt ] At the dawn of the space race, as two global powers jockeyed for technological supremacy, the ultimate goal was to be the first to send astronauts into space and onto the Moon. While space exploration is rife with challenges, one hurdle in particular brought into question whether man would ever leave low Earth orbit: the Van Allen radiation belts. These...


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2010-10-04 16:07:17

The Cathode Ray Tube, which has internal or external means to accelerate and deflect electron beams, is a vacuum tube containing an electron gun and a fluorescent screen. The electron beams that are deflected are used to create images in the form of light emitted from the fluorescent screen. The CRT works by using an evacuated glass envelope which is large, deep, heavy, and relatively fragile. Ferdinand Braun is credited with the first CRT in 1897. It can also be known as the Braun tube....

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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