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2011-09-23 00:14:14

Not long after the development of the first laser in 1960 scientists discovered that shining a beam through certain crystals produced light of a different color; more specifically, it produced light of exactly twice the frequency of the original.

2011-08-17 14:52:41

Quantum communication could be an option for the absolutely secure transfer of data.

2011-08-08 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) honored 17 innovative applications developed by engineers, scientists and researchers from around the world at the fourth annual Graphical System Design Achievement Awards.

2011-07-28 00:01:00

The Photon photo sharing kiosk is a fun, affordable and desirable alternative to photo booths and digital rental cameras. Fredon, NJ (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 Until now, people wishing to collect and save galleries of sentimental, candid and valuable photo memories from large gatherings and events have been forced to rely on disposable cameras, digital camera rentals and photo booths -- and to wait days or weeks for the actual collections.

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2011-07-11 18:57:41

Researchers have built optical nanostructures that enable them to slow photons down and fully control light dispersion.

2011-07-07 19:14:55

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a tunable superconducting circuit on a chip that can place a single microwave photon (particle of light) in two frequencies, or colors, at the same time.

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2011-07-07 13:55:12

Showcasing new tools for widespread development of quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a flexible, broadly usable technique for steadily calming the vibrations of an engineered mechanical object down to the quantum "ground state," the lowest possible energy level.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Radiation -- Electromagnetic radiation is a combination of oscillating electric and magnetic fields propagating through space and carrying energy from one place to another. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The theoretical study of electromagnetic radiation is called electrodynamics, a subfield of electromagnetism. When any wire (or other conducting object such as an antenna) conducts alternating current, electromagnetic radiation is propagated at the same...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.