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Turning Light Into Matter: Scientists Say 80-Year-Old Theory Is Provable
2014-05-19 08:30:22

First theorized in 1934 by a pair of scientists – Gregory Breit and John Wheeler – turning light into matter was deemed a fantastical and equally impossible feat.

HADES Experiments Searching For Dark Matter
2014-05-13 03:30:32

Although Dark Energy and Dark Matter appear to constitute over 95 percent of the universe, nobody knows of which particles they are made up. Astrophysicists now crossed one potential Dark Matter candidate – the Dark Photon or U boson – off the list in top position.

exciton
2014-04-17 05:41:28

While excitons have been understood in theory for decades, the authors of a new Nature Communications study have directly observed these quasiparticles responsible for energy transfer in solar cells, LEDs and semiconductor circuits for the first time.

2014-04-16 23:04:02

Keynote: Abhi Dhar (GVP & CTO, eCommerce, Walgreens) and Aaron Levie (Co founder & CEO, BOX).

Photovoltaic Solar-panel Windows Could Be Next For Your House
2014-04-15 11:18:39

The project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.

Quantum Computing Advances At MIT - Trapping Rubidium Atoms In A Lattice Of Light
2014-04-11 04:29:35

Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have developed a light lattice that traps atoms, a technique they say could aid in the creation of powerful quantum computing systems.

Quantum Photon Properties Revealed In Another Particle, The Plasmon
2014-04-04 15:46:00

For years, researchers have been interested in developing quantum computers—the theoretical next generation of technology that will outperform conventional computers.

Researchers Find Clear Evidence For Coherent Phonons In Superlattices
2014-02-06 13:20:27

We all learn in high school science about the dual nature of light – that it exists as both waves and quantum particles called photons.

2014-02-03 23:00:16

Digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance, according to a study published online, February 4, in the journal Radiology. Oak

NASA's New Laser Technology Tracks Arctic Ice With Precision
2014-01-29 06:52:00

Flying over Greenland and the Arctic Ocean in April 2012, a high-altitude aircraft completed the first polar test of a new laser-based technology designed to measure the height of Earth from space.


Latest Photon Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.