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International Research Team Shows Distant Artificial Atoms Cooperate By Sharing Light
2013-11-14 15:52:07

An international team of scientists has shown for the first time that atoms can work collectively rather than independently of each other to share light.

2013-11-04 16:03:42

Physicists at the University of Basel have been successful in generating photons - the quantum particles of light – with only one color.

Experiment Looks For Dark Matter Particle
2013-10-29 08:16:46

MIT physicists have proposed a new experiment to look for the elusive dark matter particle known as the 'A Prime' particle.

Quantum Reality Is More Complex Than Previously Thought
2013-10-28 15:44:43

Imagine you order a delivery of several glass vases in different colors. Each vase is sent as a separate parcel. What would you think of the courier if the parcels arrive apparently undamaged, yet when you open them, it turns out that all the red vases are intact and all the green ones are smashed to pieces?

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

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.

2013-09-30 15:51:25

A quantum computer can solve tasks where a classical computer fails.

New 'Quantum Key Distribution' System Safeguards Secrets, Works In The Real World
2013-09-04 13:00:43

University of Calgary scientists have overcome an 'Achilles' heel' of quantum-based secure communication systems, using a new approach that works in the real world to safeguard secrets.

Door Opened For Solid State Physics By Berlin Researchers
2013-08-21 15:25:40

Without the currently available plethora of X-ray methods, basic research in the physical sciences would be unthinkable.

Glowing, Nanoscale Diamond Optically Levitated By Researchers
2013-08-13 10:17:15

Researchers at the University of Rochester have measured for the first time light emitted by photoluminescence from a nanodiamond levitating in free 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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.