Archive: 11/05/2013

A single-atom light switch

With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fibre optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology.

Nov 05, 2013 4.8 / 5 (21) 0 | with audio podcast

How pigeons may smell their way home

Homing pigeons, like other birds, are extraordinary navigators, but how they manage to find their way back to their lofts is still debated. To navigate, birds require a 'map' (to tell them home is south, ...

Nov 05, 2013 5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast