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Discovery Made In The Quantum Realm
2013-03-04 13:10:40

Physicists at UC Santa Barbara are manipulating light on superconducting chips, and forging new pathways to building the quantum devices of the future –– including super-fast and powerful quantum computers.

Researchers Believe Quantum Satellites Will Be The Next Space Race
2013-03-01 20:16:16

Two researchers from the University of Waterloo, Canada say the next big space race is building the first global quantum-communication satellite network.

2013-02-26 14:51:04

In an article published in the PNAS scientific journal, researchers from Aalto University and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland showed experimentally that vacuum has properties not previously observed.

2013-02-08 23:03:10

Scientists Racing to Capture First Film of Mind Leaving the Body to Explain Great Mysteries.

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.

Transporting At The Speed Of Light Into The Quantum Internet
2013-02-04 10:01:14

Not only do optical fibers transmit information every day around the world at the speed of light, but they can also be harnessed for the transport of quantum information.

2013-01-28 10:10:59

Ultrafast, efficient, and reliable single-photon detectors are among the most sought-after components in photonics and quantum communication, which have not yet reached maturity for practical application.

Spacetime More Like A Smooth Whiskey Than A Foamy Brew
2013-01-11 04:58:51

According to new research led by Michigan Technological University, spacetime might be less like a foamy beer and more like a smooth Einsteinian whiskey.

Quantum Object Behavior Depends On Measurement Apparatus Used
2013-01-09 14:54:07

Whether a quantum object behaves like a wave or like a particle depends (according to the Copenhagen interpretation) on the choice of measurement apparatus used for observing the system, and therefore on the type of measurement performed.

Testing Einstein In Outer Space
2013-01-09 05:42:49

Two of the greatest scientific achievements of the last century were the establishment of the theories of Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity, yet the two theories seem to be at odds with each other.


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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