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2013-02-08 11:48:41

A proof-of-concept device that could pave the way for on-chip optical quantum networks has been created by a group of researchers from the US. Presenting the device today, 8 February, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics, it has been described as the "building block of future quantum networks." In an optical quantum network, information is carried between points by photons — the basic unit of light. There is a huge potential for this...

2012-08-04 02:21:22

Single particles of light, also known as photons, have been produced and implemented into a quantum key distribution (QKD) link, paving the way for unbreakable communication networks. The results of the experiment, undertaken by a close collaboration of researchers based in Wuerzburg, Munich and Stuttgart, have been published today, Thursday 2 August, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics. The single photons were produced using two devices made...

2012-05-25 10:43:09

Many people anticipating the creation of an invisibility cloak might be surprised to learn that a group of American researchers has created 25 000 individual cloaks. But before you rush to buy one from your local shop, the cloaks are just 30 micrometers in diameter and are laid out together on a 25 millimeter gold sheet. This array of invisibility cloaks is the first of its kind and has been created by researchers from Towson University and University of Maryland who present their study...

2012-03-21 14:36:40

The behavior of some of the most elusive particles in the known universe can be simulated using three atoms in a lab, researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore have found. Principal Investigator Dimitris G. Angelakis and his group members Changsuk Noh and Blas Rodriguez-Lara have devised a scheme that uses the quantum states of three charged ions to simulate the 'oscillations' of neutrinos. The proposal is published in the March issue...

Researchers Bend Radio Waves Into Pasta Shapes
2012-03-02 13:36:50

Researchers have solved the problem of radio congestion by twisting radio waves into the shape of fusilli pasta. Scientists reported in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics that this feat allows for a potentially infinite number of channels to be broadcast and received. A wave is able to twist a certain number of times in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, allowing for several configurations. "In a three-dimensional perspective,...

2011-12-02 12:59:09

Scientists and engineers have proven the worth of quantum cryptography in telecommunication networks by demonstrating its long-term effectiveness in a real-time network. Their international network, created in collaboration with ID Quantique and installed in the Geneva metropolitan area and crossing over to the site of CERN in France, ran for more than one-and-a-half years from the end of March 2009 to the beginning of January 2011. Published today, 2 December, in the Institute of...

2011-07-28 12:32:54

The most common surname in Korea "“ Kim "“ has been traced back 1500 years using a statistical model, providing evidence of a strong, stable culture that has remained intact to this day. In a study published today, 28 July 2011, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics, researchers have been able to estimate that in the year 500 AD, 50,000 people carried a Korean family name, of which there were 150 variations and 10,000 people carrying the...

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2011-07-17 07:36:15

Social studies of Facebook and Twitter have been adapted to gain a greater understanding of the swarming behavior of locusts. The enormous success of social networking sites has vividly illustrated the importance of networking for humans; however for some animals, keeping informed about others of their kind is even more important. In a study published July 15, 2011, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics, researchers have shown that swarming, a...

2011-07-14 13:13:41

Until recently, migration patterns, such as those adopted by birds all across the Amazonian rainforest, have not been thought to play an important role in the spreading of beneficial genes through a population. Researchers have now, for the first time, been able to predict the chance of a gene spreading when given any migration pattern, potentially providing an insight into the migration patterns of animals throughout history. Even more impressively, the concepts from these predictions can be...

2011-05-19 11:33:26

The ability to image single biological molecules in a living cell is something that has long eluded researchers; however, a novel technique, using the structure of diamond, may well be able to do this and potentially provide a tool for diagnosing, and eventually developing a treatment for, hard-to-cure diseases such as cancer. In a study published today, Thursday, 19 May, in the Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society's New Journal of Physics, researchers have developed a...


Latest New Journal of Physics Reference Libraries

Physics-Uspekhi
2012-05-08 14:46:52

Physics-Uspekhi (Advances in Physical Sciences) is a scientific journal established in 1918 in Russia. The English version of the journal has been in publication since 1958. The journal’s founder, Eduard Shpolsky, was editor-in-chief from 1918 until his death in 1975. The journal covers all topics of modern physics. It publishes long review papers which are supposed to generalize and summarize previously published results, making them easier to use and to understand. Nobel prize...

New Journal of Physics
2012-04-30 15:04:13

New Journal of Physics is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of physics. The journal was established in 1998, and is a joint publication of the Institute of Physics and the German Geophysical Society. The editor-in-chief is Eberhard Bodenshatz of Max-Planck-Institut & Cornell University. The journal covers physics in general, as well as interdisciplinary topics where physics forms the central theme. It is indexed in the following databases: Astrophysics Data System, Chemical...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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