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Detection Of Single Photons Through Quantum Entanglement
2013-07-08 10:47:20

University of Innsbruck Almost 200 years ago, Bavarian physicist Joseph von Fraunhofer discovered dark lines in the sun's spectrum. It was later discovered that these spectral lines can be used to infer the chemical composition and temperature of the sun's atmosphere. Today we are able to gain information about diverse objects through light measurements in a similar way. Because often very little light needs to be detected for this, physicists are looking for ever more sensitive...

2013-07-02 14:05:08

Electron transfer is a process by which an atom donates an electron to another atom. It is the foundation of all chemical reactions, and is of intense research because of the implications it has for chemistry and biology. When two molecules interact, electron transfer takes place in a few quadrillionths (10-15¬) of a second, or femtoseconds (fsec), meaning that studying this event requires very time-sensitive techniques like ultrafast spectroscopy. However, the transfer itself is...

2013-06-28 23:02:12

Bodkin Design Issued Two Hyperspectral Imaging Patents. Enhancements to BD&E's technology portfolio are disclosed which enhance BD&E's infrared and hyperspectral imaging product lines. BD&E offers Engineering Services and Product Development expertise to the Medical, Commercial, OEM, and Military communities in Boston, Massachusetts and around the country. Newton, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC (BD&E), a Massachusetts...

2013-06-25 23:28:09

NSG Precision Cells, home of the world's finest spectrophotometer calibration reference standards and the only in the world that never need to be recalibrated, has just released its new Toluene in Hexane Spectral Bandwidth Reference Standard for calibrating resolution. NSG’s Toluene in Hexane Spectral Bandwidth Reference Standard is a set containing high-purity solution of 0.02% Toluene in Hexane and high-purity Hexane blank. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Spectral...

Quantum Secret In Photosynthesis Uncovered
2013-06-21 11:20:36

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences The efficient conversion of sunlight into useful energy is one of the challenges which stand in the way of meeting the world's increasing energy demand in a clean, sustainable way without relying on fossil fuels. Photosynthetic organisms, such as plants and some bacteria, have mastered this process: In less than a couple of trillionths of a second, 95 percent of the sunlight they absorb is whisked away to drive the metabolic reactions that provide...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.