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Möbius strips of light
2015-01-30 13:21:38

Many schoolchildren are taught how to quickly and easily create a Mobius strip: Take a strip of paper, twist it once and join up the ends. This unique one-sided, three-dimensional shape rarely appears in nature, but a new study in the journal Science has found that it does appear in the polarization of an extremely short beam of laser light.

2014-12-16 23:08:59

DeepResearchReports.com adds a new research report titled “2014 Deep Research Report on Global Polarimeter Industry” to its database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB)

2014-12-16 12:29:58

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Huan Tran Telescope
2014-10-23 02:30:21

An international team of physicists has measured a subtle characteristic in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation that will allow them to map the large-scale structure of the universe, determine the masses of neutrinos and perhaps uncover some of the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.

Greater mouse-eared bat
2014-07-24 05:09:35

The manner in which bats use echolocation has long been of interest to scientists, but new research shows that bats use more than echolocation to get around.

Light With A Twist
2014-07-21 03:21:54

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics.

Magnetic Fingerprint Of Our Galaxy Revealed By Planck
2014-05-06 03:21:32

Our Galaxy's magnetic field is revealed in a new image from ESA's Planck satellite. This image was compiled from the first all-sky observations of 'polarised' light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.